“Hey Mesa! Next week is our first annual dress up week!” read tiny slips of blue paper, eagerly handed out by ASB representatives on the Friday before the Veteran’s Day weekend.
ASB president, Sophie Harriman, came up with the original idea of creating Twinning Tuesday (match with a friend), Wacky Wednesday (mismatch), Throwback Thursday (clothes that used to be in style), and Fall Friday (Sweaters, Pumpkin Spice Latte).
Several people wondered what the real reason for spirit week was. Mrs. Delzer clarifies that “there is so much momentum that starts off the beginning of the year, and then we have two months where there isn’t a ton going on on campus, so our ASB wants to throw in things every once in a while to get students more involved.”
Compared to last year’s Spirit Week, there seemed to be a great increase in the amount of students that participated in dressing up. The days chosen were very easy for people to dress up for, yet creative at the same time. What really worked was ASB’s Instagram competition. If students dressed up they could post a picture and tag #cmhsspirit for a chance to win a gift card. The Instagram idea was a perfect way to get more students to partake in this event and there were over 75 posts by the end of the week. As a result, senior Mahina Won-Milho won the contest, and received a 25 dollar gift card to Target.
Senior Sagang Wee thought “It was a lot of fun; I dressed up for every day except for Throwback Thursday.”
Sophomore Dilara Ozonur commented that “it was pretty cool, I enjoyed watching the people that dressed up, but I personally thought that it was really random.”