Fridays mean spirit days


Photo by Godson Iheanacho

Savannah Burchfiel

Fall means football, and football means Friday spirit days. Each varsity football game day, students have the opportunity to dress up according to themes. Some students deck out from head to toe, while others take the lower key route. Either way, spirit days give students the opportunity to show school pride while dressing out of the norm.

“I like spirit days because they are the one day out of the week where you can dress crazy and not have to worry about impressing anyone,” senior Sabella Greenwell said. “I always dress up because I love wearing clothes I wouldn’t normally wear on a daily basis.”

This year, Decades Day brought back everything from bell-bottoms to deadstock glasses. One group of senior girls wore togas, a flashback all the way to the Grecian Era.

“We wanted to do something different from the typical 80s,” senior Kat Hill said. “Seniors wore togas last year, and Lindsay Stawowy came up with the idea to use sheets to wrap ourselves.”

The toga girls include Greenwell, Hill, Stawowy, Bailey Young, Sabrina Dagher, and Tahlea Holst. Although some students aren’t as enthusiastic about dressing up, Young doesn’t let them stop her from showing school spirit.

“I love spirit days,” Young said. “I wish more people dressed up, but I look forward to Fridays to dress up. Neon Day and Frat Day are my favorites. I wish we did Career Day also.”

The cheerleaders choose the spirit days ahead of time based on popular trends.

“We all get together during the summer and collaborate ideas,” senior cheerleader Carli Morgan said. “Themes usually change from year to year, but popular ones like Neon Day and Black Out stay because a lot of people dress up for them.”

Texas Pride Day, Decades Day, and Beach Day have already passed, but students still have the opportunity to show school spirit and have fun on Camo Day, Black Out, Frat Day, Pink Out, Superhero Day, and Neon Day. And of course there’s Homecoming on Oct. 4, the ultimate day to show school pride by decking out and dressing out in Timberwolf green and black.

Junior Monica Harkins flies the CP flag in her lei and grass skirt at the pep rally on Sept. 13. Harkins won the spirit stick for the Hawaiian dress up day. Photo by Rachel Freeman