Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012
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by Savannah Phillips
In St. James high school, we’re a family of spirited sharks. You can easily pick out the group of spirited students, and the not so spirited students. Our spirit team, the Frenzies does a fantastic job getting our school’s spirit going when a new sports season comes around.


English teacher Kristen Rogers keeps the club busy, painting posters, fundraising, and putting events together. Freshman Mackenzie Estes says, “I think we really make an impact on the school’s spirit, we actually do a lot of things that people wouldn’t know we do.”

Some students and teachers even mention that our school needs a little bit more spirit at times. According to Ms. Rogers, “There could be more participation and I wish we could have more traditional things.”

I don’t think any high school student expects everyone in their school to be all out and spirited, even though it would be nice. There’s nothing wrong with showing a little spirit every once in awhile, especially when your school is accomplishing a lot in the sports field. However, with the group of students that keeps our St. James spirit going do a terrific job at it.

Blake Herring, president of Frenzies club keeps the crowd loud and cheering during our pep rallies, and he always seems to have it under control. Blake has been the Frenzies president ever since I’ve been at St. James, and when he graduates and leaves it up to us to keep the spirit going, I know we can do it!

So the next time spirit week comes along, go all out and dress up. The next time we have a pep rally, stand and shout v-i-c-t-o-r-y! Don’t be a bum and sit on the bleachers counting the minutes until we get out of school. We’re a school, a team, and a family.

12 comments:

  1. This was a really good article> I never dress up on spirit eek but I think next time I will, I agree if the whole school could do that it would be really cool. However is there anything we could do to improve our school to dress up? Because I know if a teacher told me I would get extra credit on dressing up I would, haha.

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  2. You've made a great point in this article, too m any students just sit out and don't participate when our sports teams are very good! I wish more students had more spirit.

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  3. I always used to be into spirit week. My Freshman year is was written up because I was too full of spirit, true story. Great article, that's why your my P.I.C.

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  4. I really like your style of writing. This is an awesome article. One reason I think a lot of kids dont dress up for spirit week is because its suppose to be about rivalry between the classes! Its not at this school. Every class dresses up the same theme, the same day. Its boring St. James. Freshmen should dress up with their own theme on Monday. Tuesday sophomores should dress up with a different theme than Monday. And so on and so forth. Then Friday every class wears their class color, which is the day we have the pep rally. This is something St. James should really think about.

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  5. Kaylei, that actually is a really great idea. If we did spirit week like that I think a lot more people would dress up.

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  6. I am glad someone covered this.! I am in the frenzies club and we do our best to encourage others to be more spirited. I know Ms. Rogers does all that she can, we are a team and I would love too see people have more spirit. Great article, and pictures!

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  7. Although not everyone has an outgoing personality to stand up and cheer it's still important to get loose every now and again. Great article!

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  8. Savannah you did a great job! I think our school is really spirited and for the times that we aren't, is the students job to step up and participate. If anyone wants to help with our school spirit or participate or has any great ideas, then drop by Ms. Roger's room on Wednesday's right after school. Your always welcome! Great job Savannah!

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  9. I love this story! I really enjoy school spirit and try my best to participate when I can. Keep up the good work :)

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  10. I'm proud of everyone who participates in our schools events. Truly, your high school should be a place that you not only feel comfortable going too, but a place you love and that you want to support. Great job Savannah, this was a wonderful way to give students a pep talk!

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  11. Awesome article I love spirit week even though I don't participate it is still fun to watch people and get pumped up during the pep rallies.

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  12. School spirit is important for everyone. It really creates a better school environment.

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