During Spirit Week, all classes spend time after school to work on posters, props, dancing, and the pep rally skit. This year, the underclassmen worked as hard as ever, and on Friday, February 24, they performed their skits in the HB gym.
The freshman class of 2020 started off the skits with a theme of “Safari.” In their skit, the class’s spirit escaped from capture after it was tired of being unappreciated. Members of the class took a journey through the jungle to get it back.
From a dense jungle to the world of monsters, the gym transformed with the class of 2019’s Monsters Inc. theme. Erin Moynihan ‘19, who played Celia Mae, explained that in their skit, power wasn’t generated by screams (as it was in the movie), but by stress. The cast later discovered that spirit is a better power source than stress.
Afterwards, the gym moved from the Monsters Inc. office and back to Earth, where the class of 2018 spoofed the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with an HB-themed twist. “Mickey Friedman’s Day Off” mostly paralleled the movie, but with scenes changed to HB locations, according to Becca Ide and Jacqueline Hale ‘18. For instance, the restaurant in the movie, Chez Quiz, was replaced with Val’s Pizza in Brookline.
The underclassmen performed their skits during the Pep Rally with rigor and truly proved that they could show their spirit.