Fourth place went to the sophomores and second to the freshman, so of course the battle had come down to the junior and senior class for the prized spirit stick. Wrapped in silky blue and shimmery golden ribbon, bedazzled with plastic jewels, and capped at the ends with two foam ram horns, I’d never wanted to win anything more.
Tallies are taken every day of spirit week in first period of everyone who dressed up like the theme for the day. Here is a list of this year’s themes and my costumes:
Monday- Jersey Day (Flint Tropics Jersey from the Will Ferrell movie Semi-Pro)
Tuesday- Pun Day (“Blue Ivy” as in Beyoncé’s aka “Queen Bey’s” daughter. This was my
favorite day; people got really creative!)
Wednesday- Movie Day (I was from the Polar Express, but I wanted to include this photo of two
of my good friends dressed as Kuzco and Yzma from the Emperor’s New Groove)
Thursday- Holiday Day (Cupid for Valentine’s Day)
And of course, Friday- Blue and Gold Day (Check out our senior crowns!)
These days always remind me that I will never be too cool for school and certainly never too cool for school spirit. You better believe I dressed out everyday! The costumes, although worked on last minute, brought out my creative side which I sometimes forget is a part of play. Creating with my hands and working with what I had made me pull from the little artistic ability I possess.
Maybe wearing costumes to school seems childish to some people, but that is exactly what I needed.
This year, as a senior, I have felt a real longing to start over. What a joy it would be to go to the grocery store or out to eat while in a Disney princess gown again and only get smiles and comments about how cute I am. Alas, this behavior is viewed as a bit taboo for an 18-year-old, but all I know is that each of these days reminded me to cherish being able to make some fun of myself while I still can.
Who would get first place? Everyone waited in silence to hear the results of perhaps the most important competition we would ever enter. “In second place, with 472 points….” *pause for emphasis* “the juniors.” WE DID IT! That means the senior class had won the glorious stick with the most points out of everyone. The senior section erupted with applause as we had taken what was rightfully ours.
Whatever comes in my fleeting months of high school here, I hope that I never feel “too cool for school,” because deep down we all know that making a fool of yourself can be the coolest thing you ever do. I must make my fading time at Roberson filled with laughter, love, and especially play.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will