Hull High School students have been participating in a Spirit Week this past week, dressing up to match themes to show their school spirit.
Student government decided to do a Spirit Week during the week leading up to the homecoming game and dance to “boost morale, especially this year, after coming off of two very weird school years,” said the student government leader, Mrs. Hillner. The special week has even boosted teacher morale as many teachers dressed up as well, she noted.
The themes include: Jersey Day, Country vs. Country Club Day, USA Day, Throwback Thursday, and the classic Blue and Gold Day.
So far, there has been very good participation, with students trying to outdo each other and have the most on-theme costume. “It’s great to see everyone really excited, going all out,” said student body president Matt McCluskey.
McCluskey likes Spirit Week because it allows “everyone to be themselves” and express their creativity with the different outfits.
Student government chose the themes through a vote. At first, all members were asked to submit theme suggestions and then the most popular or most creative ideas were put in a survey for a vote. Blue and Gold Day is a tradition, but all four other days were decided through the survey.
McCluskey said that, while all the themes are great, many students were and are especially excited for Throwback Thursday or Decades Day and Country vs. Country Club.
For the latter, McCluskey said the country side of the school definitely won, even as more students dressed up in the country club style, because those who wore country clothing were more creative.
Hillner reported that there is much more participation than last year, when student government organized another Spirit Week but with far less engagement on the part of students. That higher level of involvement is “probably just because [this year] everyone’s looking to boost each other [up] more,” she said.