Spirit Week and Homecoming begin

Juliet Suess

By Paisley Kandler ’22 and Frances Ross ’22

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Kayla Choi ’22 and Elise Chen ’22 pose for a picture on Twin Day during Spirit Week.

Students have been participating in various dress up days this week in honor of Spirit Week. Spirit Week started on Monday and ends on Friday, with Homecoming on Saturday. This year, students have been participating in Decade Day, Twin Day, Character/Celeb Dress Up Day, East Coast Prep Day and, as is tradition, Spirit Day.
“I twinned with Lana Lim [’22] and Kaelyn Choi [’22]. We decided to wear all black because black is one of the HW colors, and it was really fun because we got to show school spirit with friends. I’m also excited for Spirit Day on Friday,” Casey Weisman ’22, who participated in this year’s twin day on Tuesday, said.
On Spirit Day, an all-school assembly will be held in Saperstein Theater. This spirit assembly will let students and teachers alike play various games and also include a dance-off between students and teachers.
During the assembly last year, the event that received the loudest cheers was the HW spirit contest.
“I remember that there was a very fun costume competition, and there was one girl in our grade… who made a dress completely made out of red and black duct tape,” Alon Moradi ’21 said.
After the assembly, students gather around Sprague Field, buy various treats and play some games.
The Saturday after Spirit Week ends is Homecoming, which will showcase various athletic contests at the Upper School. During Homecoming, members of the school community can ride carnival rides, eat food and play fair games. Some of the games and rides this year will include a rock climbing wall, a bouncy house, a Ferris wheel and a dunk tank.
Students said that they really enjoyed last year’s homecoming.
“It was so fun to hang out with my friends and show off my school spirit!” said Hannah Yanover ’22. “I can’t wait for Homecoming this year!”