As a part of Twin Day for Homecoming Week, many teachers and students dressed alike. Ms. Deidra Sutton (left) and Ms. Mary Haile (right), English Teachers, dress as twins wearing funny t-shirts. Photo by Mr. Stephen Milligan, Staff Photographer.
As a part of Twin Day for Homecoming Week, many teachers and students dressed alike. Ms. Deidra Sutton (left) and Ms. Mary Haile (right), English Teachers, dress as twins wearing funny
t-shirts. Photo by Mr. Stephen Milligan, Staff Photographer.
For Tuesday’s theme, Tuesday Kicks, students wore their favorite shoes. Sophomore Justina Simons wore her favorite pair of Jordans. Photo by DeMyra Rudder, Staff Photographer.
For Tuesday’s theme, Tuesday Kicks, students wore their favorite shoes. Sophomore Justina Simons wore her favorite pair of Jordans. Photo by DeMyra Rudder, Staff Photographer.

By Jalona Webb, Features Writer

Spirit Week occurred during the week of September 30-October 4. Monday was Mirror Day, where students dressed as twins.

“I participated in [Mirror Day], but Spirit Week could have been better, and that’s why nobody participated,” Sophomore Gloria White said.

Tuesday was Tuesday Kicks Day, a day students wore their favorite pair of kicks.

Wednesday was Wild Out Wednesday; Sophomores and Seniors wore blue and Freshmen and Juniors wore gold.  These days weren’t favorites with some students.

“I did not enjoy the days selected for Spirit Week. It was boring, lame and stupid—end of story,” Sophomore Nariyanna Bookert said.

The success of Spirit Week was debatable.

“I think it was a success; it was one of the calmer Spirit Weeks I’ve experienced due to the activities approved by administration,” Ms. Mary Haile, Student Council Co-Adviser, said.

For Wild Out Wednesday Sophomores and Seniors had to wear blue, while Freshmen and Juniors wore gold. Sophomores (from left) Alexis Wilson, Kennedy Lowery, Danielle Moody, Tatyana Peters and Djimon Gordon wore blue. Photo by Taylor Neal, Special to the Sword and Shield.
For Wild Out Wednesday Sophomores and Seniors had to wear blue, while Freshmen and Juniors wore gold. Sophomores (from left) Alexis Wilson, Kennedy Lowery, Danielle Moody, Tatyana Peters and Djimon Gordon wore blue. Photo by Taylor Neal, Special to the Sword and Shield.

Thursday was Team Thursday where a clique of friends coordinated to wear something similar.  Students didn’t appreciate the similarity between Monday and Thursday.

“I didn’t like the days selected because it was lame, and I wish Mr. Pressley approved of more days.  The themes were repetitive; we need more freedom,” Junior Victor Chandler said.

Friday, the day of Homecoming and the pep rally, was Blue and Gold day, a day to show Raider pride. Students could wear the 2013 Homecoming shirt, Keenan apparel or the school colors.  After the week was over many students decided they didn’t have fun during Spirit Week.

“I didn’t participate in Spirit Week because it was really wack. They should have had Neon Day, Camo Day, Tacky Day and Geek Day,” Sophomore Marjele Poole said.

Some teachers disagree with this.

“It was a success because the students were able to do everything they wanted to do, per administration approval,” Ms. Deidra Sutton, Student Council Co-Adviser, said.

On Thursday, English Department members coordinated to wear green and khaki, including the green dinosaur “I’m Roarsome” t-shirts. Photo by Ms. Brenda L. Boyd, Special to The Sword and Shield.
On Thursday, English Department members coordinated to wear green and khaki, including the green dinosaur “I’m Roarsome” t-shirts. Photo by Ms. Brenda L. Boyd, Special to The Sword and Shield.

 

Friday was Blue and Gold Day for Homecoming Week. Many students showed off their school spirit with Keenan attire. Photo by Taylor Neal, Special to the Sword and Shield.
Friday was Blue and Gold Day for Homecoming Week. Many students showed off their school spirit with Keenan attire. Photo by Taylor Neal, Special to the Sword and Shield.

 

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