The week of January 30th through February 3rd, New Haven High School had a spirit week for the students. These spirit points are designed to get bigger crowds and more support at games and events for NHHS. When the students show up, they earn points for their classes.
On Monday, which was ‘Come As You Are’, students showed up in their pajamas and with messy hair. LeeAnna Linton said this was one of her favorite days because she enjoys being able to spend a day in her pajamas.
On Tuesday-- which was ‘Stereotypes’-- freshmen were jocks, sophomores were brainiacs, juniors were country folks, and seniors were senior citizens.
Wednesday was ‘Wayback Wednesday’, when students dressed up in throwback outfits. Kate Ruediger and Emma Engelbrecht dressed up as their moms in high school.
Thursday was the dodgeball tournament. Each team dressed with their team theme, and those who weren’t on a team dressed in sporty shirts and jerseys.
Lastly, Friday, ‘Green and White day’, all grades-- freshmen to seniors --wore green and white to show their Shamrock pride!
Taylor Oetterer dressed up on Pajama Day. She was asked what her favorite day was and why, and she responded, “Definitely Pajama Day because it was way more comfortable to wear pajamas than normal clothes.”
Nicki Zeitzmann, who dressed up as a grandma on Tuesday, was asked why she thinks spirit week is so popular at NHHS, and she responded, “It’s a week that stands out because it brings out each student's creativity. It also adds something to look forward to when the week is dragging on.”
Kate Weiser, who dressed up as a Native American on Wayback Wednesday, was asked how she feels about spirit week, and she replied, “I started thinking about my first spirit weeks and how brave I am to actually wear those things to school.” She added, “I have been collecting things since 2nd grade just in case there would be a spirit day for it.”
Spirit points add up every year, and at the end of each year, whoever has the most spirit points wins a pizza and ice cream party!