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.