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Last week marked VHS’s annual homecoming Spirit week. From pajama day to hallway decorating, Student Council planned a fun-packed week in the form of battle of the classes. Each time a student participated they would receive a token that they could deposit in their class’s jug. The jug with the most tokens at the end of the week would win a pizza party or free hot chocolates in the Learning Commons. Tokens were also awarded for activities such as hallway decorating. 

Hat Day was sort of a slow start to the week but Tuesday was USA day and school spirit was clearly in the air. Students came to school sporting their best red, white and blue apparel and accessories. Wednesday was college attire day. This convenient theme allowed for majority of the school to participate. Thursday was pajama day and students arrived at school in onesies, slippers and robes. Friday was pep rally day, and the most spirited day of the week, students in each grade sported their class colors while being decked out in party accessories.

Thursday night was hallway decorating. School spirit was in full swing for this event. Students created banners and filled the hallways with balloons, lights and streamers. Every grade had a hallway to decorate and the winner would receive 40 tokens for their jug. The freshman, as usual, had a very small turnout with limited decorations. The sophomores also had a smaller crowd but make the most of it with a dance party in their hallway. The juniors took their hallway to a new level by making it Astroworld themed. They decorated the hall with Christmas lights and 2020 slogans in Astroworld lyrics. The seniors’ hallway was loaded with decorations including Class of 2019 banners, a white runway, and tons of balloons and glitter.

“This year’s spirit week was fun because it was so competitive between the grades,” said junior Clara Frizzi.  “Everyone participated more because they wanted to beat the other grades.” The rivalry between the juniors and seniors included both grades having speakers and trying to out-volume one another, as well as in a series of “roasts” about the other grade. Both grades did a great job in decorating their hallways and tied for first place earning them both 40 tokens.  The competition continued into Friday’s pep rally where the two grades were neck and neck in the battle of classes competition. In the final game of musical chairs, the juniors were able to surpass the seniors.

Homecoming

The crowning of this year’s Homecoming King and Queen, Gus Caprari and Daniella Trujillo, took place at the Spirit Week pep rally.

Gus and Daniela, who won a school-wide vote, were crowned at the pep rally and honored at halftime of the football game against rival Cedar Grove.

The pep rally began with the band marching into the gym playing their instruments.  Additional music was provided by Mr. Harris who DJ’ed, while the event has hosted by Student Council adivser Mr. Thai. During the pep rally, captains for each fall sport spoke to the roaring crowd about their season

Starting from Monday to Friday, students followed the spirit day attire posted by the student council on the school instagram (@veronastudents).

As a spectator and participant in the raucous pep rally in the gym, senior Emily Coppola said she thinks “the school has gotten more spirit within the last couple of years.”

The week culminated in a rivalry football game against Cedar Grove. Backed with a roaring student section the Hillbillies took down the Panthers 35-8.

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