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MCHS celebrates the last spirit rally of the year with two intense games of volleyball and prom court
Students played teachers at two different volleyball matches during the spring spirit rally on April 5 in the Upper Campus main gym. The frosh-soph team beat the Freshman Campus teachers, but the upperclassmen lost to the Upper Campus teachers.

Waking up early in the morning, an MCHS student spots an email sent by the school reminding them that it’s spirit week, which also means an assembly on Friday as well. Quickly, they put on their favorite Cubs jersey to celebrate the final spirit week of the school year.

Spirit week started on April 2 following spring break and extended all the way through April 5. Tuesday was “Jersey Out” day, Wednesday was “Camo Out” day, Thursday was “Black Out” day, and then Friday was “Neon Out” day.

“We will be having two staff versus students volleyball games, featuring our staff taking on our students,” said Mitchelle Stengel, a staff member at MCHS. “We will also be announcing Prom Court.”

There were about two volleyball games during the rally. In the first game, freshmen and sophomore students played against the Freshman Campus teachers and won.

During the second game, juniors and seniors played the Upper Campus teachers, but lost in a tough game.

“These events not only create a shared experience for our students but it’s also important for our students to have shared experiences with our staff members outside of the classroom and in the hallways,” said social studies teacher Jonathan Niemic, who played on the Upper Campus teacher team. “And, of course, the opportunity to compete.”

For it being the last assembly of the year and the last one for seniors at MCHS.

“Common, shared, and genuine high school experiences still have value,” said Niemic. ”I think it’s important for our students to value these moments and not take them for granted.”

Members of the student council made the announcement of the juniors and seniors prom court, including four girls and four boys from both 11th and 12th grade.

Walking out of the main gym, after seeing the teachers vs students volleyball, the announcement of the juniors and seniors prom court, and a good way to end the week before the start of the PSAT and SAT testing.

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