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October 9, 2012

DHS kicks off Spirit Week

DUNCAN — Duncan High School students are spending the week showing off their school spirit.

With homecoming set for Friday, the school is hosting Spirit Week, where students get to ignite their school spirit. The week started with Patriotic Day, with students dressed in red, white and blue.

“With all this leading up, it gets everyone excited,” Caleb Longest, DHS senior, said. “It gets the stands filled up.”

Each day of the week, the students will dress up for a designated day, as with Monday being set as Patriotic Day. Today is Twinkie Day, where students can dress alike. Wednesday will be Decade Day. Thursday will be Disney Character Day. And Friday will be Spirit Day, where students wear clothes to support their school.

Jack Braught, DHS senior, said Spirit Week is about uniting the students. Braught said it lets students know they are a part of something.

“Student council is heading it up, but everyone is involved,” Braught said.

Alison McMurran, DHS senior, said all the school clubs are working together to make Spirit Week successful.

The Junior Class will have a strong presence this year, with a booth during the school’s carnival tonight and will be hosting the school dance Friday night.

The students said Spirit Week hasn’t be prominent the past few years, since about the time they were freshmen at DHS.

There goal is to reestablish the tradition and to increase school spirit and pride.

Throughout the week, there will be activities for all students to take part in. Monday, the students participated in the Spirit Week Olympics.

Tonight is the carnival and car bash from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the football stadium parking lot.

Thursday the students will have a tailgate lunch.

The lunch will feature food, including hot dogs, that was donated to the school. Braught said the goal of Spirit Week is to include all students, instead of trying to make money off of them.

A pep rally is set for Friday. The homecoming game is that night, and a dance will follow the game.

Longest said Spirit Week is important to helping students feel apart of the high school.

He said this will be one of the first times the freshmen will join the upper classmen in various activities.

“It’s good for the freshmen,” Longest said.

McMurran said everyone gets to be a part of something when it comes to Spirit Week. That’s what it’s all about, the students said.

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