Every year the holidays rein in the end of the year. To kick off the holiday season, Stokes Early College participated in spirit week Oct. 29-Nov. 2. The school’s Student Government Association organized a week filled with themes and activities to get the students involved.
Monday’s theme was “Geek Day.” Students dressed up in their best apparel resembling tacky television nerds in the 70’s. Walking into the doors of Stokes Early College, you witnessed a sea of bow ties, Star Wars apparel, pig tails, and thick framed glasses. The teachers even participated, Mr. Robbins wearing his finest sweater vest and switching his contacts for glasses. To sport the geek affair, the SGA set up old fashioned games like four square and kick ball for students to partake in during seminar. It was an interesting day, filled to the brim with geeky bliss.
Tuesday, however, was a bit of the polar opposite — Camouflage Day. Students dressed in their favorite camouflage apparel, showing either country pride, or humor. For those that did not own camouflage, camouflage duct tape was handed out to use as they please. Dance parties were set up in each classroom during seminar, granting students the freedom to flow in and out of the rooms; each room had its own music genre. Refreshments were handed out in the lounge.
Wednesday was a whole other ball game — Halloween. The theme of the day was naturally, costumes. Witches, princesses, beloved television characters, and scary clowns were sighted on Hallows Eve in the hallways and classrooms. During seminar, a parade of costumes was held for those who wanted to show them off. A costume contest was held, coming down to Snooki and a princess as runner-ups. However, the prize went to sophomore Mason Via, everyone’s favorite neighbor, Mister Rogers. Even though this was a wonderful day, the festivities didn’t end there.
Thursday was School Spirit Day, so the SGA asked students to sport the school colors of red and black. To continue the school spirit, a basketball tournament was held. Four student teams and two teacher teams made the play-offs. Being able to see students team off against each other in a friendly game made each game especially fun and exciting to watch. Though it was fun for everyone, there’s always a winner. Austin Long, Austin Rideout, and Evan Casteel took home the win and pride.
The sporting theme of Thursday made it an easy transition into Friday for capture the flag. Capture the flag was partnered with breast cancer awareness Pink Day to make a wonderful ending to the week. Students signed up to be put onto a team, and the teams faced off. Brandon Tuttle and Christian Edward’s teams played, but only Christian Edward’s team prevailed.
From geeks to friendly competition, Stokes Early College loved the fun-filled week. It was a wonderful ending to the first month of Mr. Hall’s role of principal, showing Stokes Early College isn’t just business and numbers, but also having friendly fun and celebrating the holiday seasons.