Tuesday was teamwear for the annual dodgeball tournament. Registration for dodgeball was $2 per each person on a team. All proceeds were donated to the Special Olympics. Each team was required to have two boys and three girls of the same grade level, or vise versa, with a total of five people on a team. Exceptions were made to this rule due to the large amount of interest for the tournament. There were 22 registered dodgeball teams this year. There were rewards for the team who made it through and won the championship round as well. The winning team received a meal deal from Subway for lunch the next week. The dodgeball tournament was held from 12:00 to 1:30, but ran over time. Each team played their best in the double elimination rounds, with some teams even taking on the teachers from time to time. In the end, Team USA and Too Legit To Quit were head to head in the championship round, with Too Legit To Quit locking in the win after a hectic round.
Wednesday was dress as a favorite cartoon character The high school was filled with cartoon characters from many different decades. Scooby-doo and the gang (along with the Mystery Machine), Minnie Mouse, the PowerPuff Girls, and Smurfs were wandering around the school all day, along with many other characters. Dominick Pataky dressed as Dora the Explorer, and Stephanie Russo dressed as Courage the Cowardly Dog.
Thursday was Throwback Thursday to any decade! Unfortunately, Thursday was a snow day, but that didn’t stop students from showing their spirit at the boy’s basketball game that night. It was definitely a blast from the past with the basketball girls wearing old basketball uniforms and retro hairstyles. Mackenzie Bauer also wore her mom’s old cheerleading uniform from when she was a cheerleader at Assumption School. The game ended with a win for New Haven after an intense battle.
To finish off the week, Friday’s theme was cops and robbers. The majority of the high school student body dressed as robbers, while a few cops roamed the building, keeping watch. “I feel as if there was a lot more participation this year,” mentioned Jenny Gallardo. “It was a lot of fun!”
The homecoming coronation was also held that night between the boys` games, where Ereka Bailey was crowned Homecoming Queen. “Whenever the people in my class asked me if I wanted to be a candidate, I honestly didn't really know if I wanted to do it because I was a bit scared,” explained Ereka. “I didn't think I was actually going to win! As for when we were up on the stage and they were calling the names, as soon as they said the runner up names, I thought I was out. When they said my name, it felt as if they had the wrong one. I thought it was an amazing experience, and it definitely wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be!”
Following coronation, the Varsity game was underway and Spirit Week 2015 came to an end.