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Fall Spirit Set to Strike Nonnewaug Again

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From left, Jaime Lisevick, Katelyn Burrier, Emily Thomas, Malynda Karam, Kenzie Scully, and Scott Bodie pose on Pink-Out Day during last year’s fall spirit week. This is a school-wide charitable event that raises money for breast cancer awareness. (Courtesy of Nonnewaug High School/Instagram)

WOODBURY — With homecoming just a week away, the days leading up to the big dance Oct. 20 are full of dress-up and school spirit. With a new theme every day, Nonnewaug’s Student Events Planning Committee has planned an exciting week for this school’s students. 

This year the themes include Monochromatic Day, Dynamic Duo Day, Pajama Day, Barbie and Ken (Pink-Out Day), and Color Wars. Each year the themes vary in hopes to boost more school spirit.

The real question is how are spirit week’s themes created? 

“We sent out a Google Form and we had 270 people respond,” said Tricia Marrone, one of the Student Events Planning Committee’s advisors. “We picked the top ones that people wanted.” 

Spirit week always seems to be a big hit and most of Nonnewaug’s students enjoy this week. Ellie McDonald, a junior, always participates in spirit week and wants to boost school spirit.

“I’ll be participating every day for spirit week, per usual,” McDonald said. “It’s actually my favorite time of the year because nobody really dresses up, but when people do, it’s a lot more fun and spreads school spirit.”

For many students, this isn’t their first spirit week. For the freshman class, however, they’ve never had a high school spirit week before. Sofia Figlar, a freshman, is excited for this upcoming week.

“I think spirit week will be very fun,” Figlar said. “It’ll allow you to get to know people better.” 

Junior Julia Longoria is looking forward to spirit week and plans on participating almost every day. 

“I’m most excited for Duo Day,” Longoria said. “I don’t know who I’m doing it with or what I’m doing yet, but it’s going to be a good one.” 

With the new Barbie movie being released over the summer, NHS students voted in favor of a Barbie and Ken Day theme. While some are looking forward to the Pink-Out on the same day, some students aren’t as thrilled. 

“I will not be participating in Barbie and Ken Day,” Longoria concluded. “I don’t really have a Ken to my Barbie.”

About the Contributor
Juliana Bailey '25
Juliana Bailey '25, Junior Editor
Juliana Bailey is a junior at Nonnewaug High School and is a junior editor for the NHS Chief Advocate. She is from Watertown and is a part of the ag program. She plays lacrosse and swims. As a first-year writer, she is looking forward to writing about sports and school events.
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