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A peek behind Spirit Week

Briana collings
Special to the Nevada Appeal
Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal

Twice a year, Carson High School students see their school transformed into a mass of posters that cover almost every wall, and a spirit-filled building.

For this week’s Winterfest, the Student Council has taken on decorating the whole downstairs of our school with the theme “Through the Ages.”

Little do people think of how time consuming it is to put together the huge posters that cover a lot of space, or finding a projector to trace off of.

This is not a complaint, or a way to fish for compliments. We know what we’re getting into when we run for an office.

We all know how much it takes to put together the week, and how much time it took to decorate the whole school Friday. And there is always the feeling of accomplishment when other clubs and teachers thank us with giant posters and sometimes even breakfasts for all of our hard work.

But, decorating is not all. There are also the nightly activities we must put on. To chair one of these events means to put your heart into it. We must make sure that there are the right amount of chaperones, the right administrator and that we have a security system set up.

For this week, the junior class came up with many unique ideas to excite our school, and bring up the Senator Pride.

While sometimes these new ideas do not turn out very well, most of the time they are amazing new additions to the list of activities we are confident to put on.

The week’s activities include: a diner night at Qdoba, where the restaurant is giving all students a 20 percent discount, two “Stack the Stands” events for our basketball games where pizza will be given to the first 200 students there, a movie night at the Warehouse where we’ll be watching “Back to the Future,” and a game and tie-dye night.

There are many components to putting together a spirit week, especially one as extensive as this one. But the biggest thing is undeniably a strong core team and an amazing group of workers.

– Briana Collings is a senior at Carson High School and editor of the school newspaper.