Photo Gallery: Student perspectives on annual Spirit Week event

By Chloe Fidler, Voices Editor

Eyemasks, robes and pillows. Tennis racquets, jerseys and basketballs. Tote bags, baskets and cooking pots as backpacks. This is just the first half of Archer’s longstanding tradition, Spirit Week, 2022 style.

Spirit Week is a weeklong celebration of school spirit and community, culminating in a grade-wide dance competition in the courtyard on Friday. Each day has a different theme and different festivities.

When Student Body President Langdon Janos announced each day’s theme March 7 via email, senior Naya Ben-Meir said it was hands down the most exhilarating email she has received this school year.

Monday, March 14, was a hybrid between pajama day and Pi Day; people grabbed their favorite pair of fuzzy pajama bottoms or go-to sweatshirts. Tuesday, March 15, was Sports Day, and Archer was packed with jerseys and sporty sunglasses. Wednesday, March 16, was Anything but a Backpack Day. Students grabbed baskets, laundry hampers and cooking pots to house their school materials. Thursday, March 17, was Flash Forward or Flashback Day, and community members dressed like their older or younger selves. Friday, March 18, was Beach Day and the annual dance competition.

Each day, students and faculty gathered in the courtyard to engage in school spirit activities and celebrations.

“I haven’t had a real Spirit Week since my sophomore year, two years ago,” Senior Class Representative Naiobi Benjamin said. “This Spirit Week has been the first time I have felt Archer’s specialness in a while.”

 

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  • Student Body President Langdon Janos and freshman Julianna Hatton prepare the Archer community to pie Executive Board members Marissa Gendy and Bess Frierson.

    Photo credit: Surya Patil

  • Senior Marissa Gendy gets pied in the face. Students and faculty gathered in the courtyard to watch this happen. “I just ate shaving cream,” Gendy said.

    Photo credit: Lucy Williams

  • Students gather during lunchtime in the courtyard to celebrate Sports Day. During lunch, seniors Langdon Janos and Marissa Gendy hosted a “Guess the Jersey” competition.

    Photo credit: Chloe Fidler

  • Students from each grade sit down in the center of the courtyard, participating in a jersey guessing contest on Sports Day. Senior Grace Doyle ended up winning the competition, guessing every state and sport each jersey belonged to correctly.

    Photo credit: Chloe Fidler

  • Seniors Cristina Fuentes-Alva and Presley Sacavitch play a spikeball game during Sports day. Fuentes-Alva slammed the ball onto a trampoline, sending it flying.

    Photo credit: Chloe Fidler

  • Seniors dress up as their middle school selves on Flash Forward or Flashback Day. Senior Sara Morris said that the experience was “nostalgic.”

    Photo credit: Chloe Fidler

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