Spirit Week Kicks off Homecoming

Sydney Hershberger, Staff Writer

As the first quarter ends, students prepare for one of the biggest events of the school year: homecoming. The week before, known as Spirit Week, is filled with activities for students to participate in, which all lead up to the event. The week includes a room decorating contest, dress-up days and more.

The week gets off to an-action packed start with the annual dodgeball tournament. Students form teams and then compete for bragging rights.

Many teams that compete have been regulars in the tournament since their freshman year.

“The environment is competitive, but still friendly,” senior Aubrey Morgan said.

Tuesday the school showed the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” which coincided with the theme of  “A Night in the City.”

“I thought the movie was funny for a night in the city, and who doesn’t like Ferris Buller?” sophomore Ryne Montgomery said.

Wednesday was the day of the parade, for which many school clubs and activities make their own floats.

Senior Noah Martinez has been working on his clubs float with his friends since weeks before.

“We really wanted Anime Club to go all out this year since we usually get ignored, but I think we stood out this year,” he said.

Also, throughout the week, there have been different spirit days and a room decorating contest.

“We’ve never won the contest before, but so many of the students have been putting forth a lot of effort; it’ll be insane if we don’t place.” EHS Child Development teacher Ms. Heap said. “Even if we don’t win, we had a lot of fun.”

There are also the dress up days for each school day, which Aubrey Morgan says are her favorite part because they allow for a lot of creativity.

Montgomery also said that he liked Camouflage Day  because of how funny everyone ended up being about it.

“I didn’t walk into a single classroom without people saying ‘hey, why are there so many people missing?’”

With the homecoming game on Friday and homecoming itself the day after, EHS has a lot to look forward to.

“Being a freshman coming to a high school that has such amazing school spirit has been a lot of fun,” freshman Livia Budwell said.