Students participate in spirit week

Left to right: Lizzy Arnold, Simon Couch and Aspen Grieshaber participate in pajama day on Oct. 18.

Rachael Hopkins

Left to right: Lizzy Arnold, Simon Couch and Aspen Grieshaber participate in pajama day on Oct. 18.

Rachael Hopkins, Sports Editor

Spirit week for the students at De Soto High School began on Oct 18. The purpose of the spirit week was to get students excited for Homecoming dance the following weekend.

The week prior to the dance included many events such as Powder Puff, a tug-of-war contest and the Homecoming parade. Each day of the week has a different theme that is chosen by a group of students in Student Council.

Students throughout the school chose to participate in the week regardless of if they will attend the dance or not. Many students had favorite days that they like the best out of the week, such as junior student council member Payton Faddis.

“My favorite day [during spirit week] was pajama day because it was easy and fun to do,” Faddis said. “I participate because it is festive for Homecoming and you get to show school spirit and I like seeing everyone dressed up.”

Sophomore student council member Daniel Smith agreed that his favorite day was also pajama day. According to Smith, this day is the day that a lot of people don’t have an excuse to not participate in the theme.

“It was fun to see everyone wearing things like onesies,” Smith said. “[Participating in the themes] contributes to the atmosphere of spirit week because it was one of the weeks out of the school year that everyone really does something to get involved with the activities at school.”

In order to prepare for spirit week, student council planned themes and had them approved in order to get as many people to participate as possible.

“Student council plans spirit week and tries to involve everyone in it,” Faddis said. “We vote on different spirit day themes and get them approved. Once that happens we then announce them everywhere like Twitter and on the schools TVs.”