by Steph Ho
Woburn Memorial High School’s second annual spirit week brought lots of pep to the halls of Woburn High. Hosted by the Student Council, Spirit Week kicked off with Pajama Day. Students and WMHS faculty members rolled out of bed and came straight to school sporting their favorite footie pajamas and fleece sleepwear on Friday, November 16.
Students went from the most comfortable clothes in the closets to getting dressed to the nines later that night for the Homecoming Dance hosted by the junior class. As music blared through the speakers, students danced the night away. The junior class even mixed it up by giving away raffles throughout the night. The best prize that was given away was a tiara and crown to the Homecoming king and queen, seniors Luis Rodriguez and Lindsay Nixon.
Spirit week continued with hall decorating. Each class was assigned a hallway and given $100 to buy decorations that filled the halls with black and orange. The entire third floor of WMHS was splattered with black and orange streamers, Christmas lights, posters, and anything else you could find at your local Iparty. Each class worked hard on their hallways and definitely showed their school spirit.
Twin Day came next on the list of Spirit Week festivities. Students’ paired up with their friends and dressed alike. Even teachers got into the spirit and participated. Twin Day was a fun way for students and faculty members to participate in Spirit Week.
Last but not least, Spirit Week was rounded off by the pep rally. Music pumped through the gymnasium as students filled the stands. Events started off with the WMHS band marching and playing Jump on It, Too Close, and WMHS’s fight song, Black and Orange. Some WMHS faculty members surprised the school by dancing to Hammer Time.
The crowd was even more riled up when emcees Ryan Glavin and Justin Grooms came storming into the gymnasium and introduced each fall sport at WMHS. The WMHS cheerleading team did an impressive routine that had everyone wishing they could do a back flip or two, which was then followed by the dance team doing a number that had everyone dancing in the stands. Soon after, the step team stepped their way into the gymnasium and excited the crowd once again.
The pep rally continued with Coach Nelson introducing the senior football players who were ready to take on the Winchester Sachems for the last time during the annual Thanksgiving game. The football players joined the cheerleaders and did a comical number to all of the hit songs of 2012 including the popular “Gangnam Style” by Psy.
Each class then faced off against one another in tug of war contests. The junior class conquered the freshman class while the senior class dominated the sophomore class. The two winning teams then faced each other and the senior class proved victorious once again. The senior class then headed off against members of the WMHS faculty. Although the odds were against them, the senior class won in the final round.
The competitions weren’t over, though. Teams from the senior and junior classes faced off against each other in pie eating contests, where the senior class defeated the junior class. In the final round against WMHS faculty members, the seniors proved themselves yet again and went undefeated.
Spirit week definitely added some spirit to the hearts of each WMHS Tanner and inspired many to come out and support the football team at the annual Thanksgiving game against the Winchester Sachems. The Tanners won for the second year in a row with a score of 32-14.