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MCHS celebrates final pep rally of the year with a spirit week

Students have dress up all week for a spirit week that culminates in a spring spirit rally
Grace Bellavia
Learning about angles in Jason Myhre’s College Algebra class, students participate in spirit by wearing black during Thursday “Black Out” spirit day at the Upper Campus.

The week after spring break, MCHS hosts an exciting spirit week for students and staff to enjoy before the final pep rally of the year on Friday.

MCHS hosts its final pep rally Friday, April 5, which they celebrate by putting together a spirit week of fun dress up days such as Jersey Day, and even Neon Out for the pep rally. These decisions on said spirit days were decided by this year’s pep rally committee.

For this spirit week, it was important to Mitchell Stengel, Director of Student Activities, to keep the days basic to ensure participation.

Madisyn Spencer, senior at MCHS describes the focus on “Going All Out” to stick with the basic theme.

Stengel continues describing the difficulty advertising as the week followed Spring Break.

“This spirit week was difficult to advertise because Spring Break led off the week,” said Stengel. “So we pushed on social media, because when things are shared (especially on Instagram), the word spreads quicker.”

The hopes for this spirit week exceeded Stengels expectations as he has not seen this much participation since homecoming. 

Stengel hopes to continue the enthusiasm to Friday as the week progresses, to ensure as much school spirit as possible.

“I’ve seen more students dressed up since Homecoming,” said Stengel. “I’m very happy with the turnout.”

Spencer doesn’t set an expectation for the participation for this spirit week as believed because it is up to the person. 

“I don’t think there is a specific amount of participation that this week should be at,” says Spencer.  “Students who want to participate are going to do it and those who don’t, won’t, you can’t force participation.” 

Victor Camacho, senior at MCHS, shares the excitement for this final pep rally, and dwells on the reality of the end of their highschool career.

Although Spencer loves planning the rallies, she isn’t too sad to see it go.

“I wouldn’t say I’m sad that this is the last rally that I get to plan,” says Spencer. “Because I’ve always been at West Campus, and pep-rallies weren’t big here. With the class of ’24 being the Covid Freshman, my first rally was at the end of my sophomore year and because society was still coming out of covid it wasn’t anything extravagant.”

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