Spirit week: The senior’s final skit
Emma Stoll, Features Editor
The participating seniors attended their first prep meeting on Monday, February 17th, to discuss plans for the week. There’s an air of excitement in the room, but also a little bit of sadness. “This is my last year as their class adviser, and I like that you get to see how far they’ve come in their writing, in their relationship with each other and their reflection on their high school experience...
The Meeting part 2
The participating seniors gathered in the cafeteria on Wednesday, Feb. 19th to continue work following a cancellation the day before. Plans for this meeting include painting the poster, making props, rehearsing scenes and learning the dance. Most of this wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of Lily Coady. “I think Lily Coady deserves props for all the hard work she does for Spirit Week. ...
Several dedicated students have been working hard to bring the candy-colored world of Willy Wonka to life on the poster. Renee Franzini ‘20 really enjoys this part of the process, and can’t wait to see the final product. “It’ll be cool! Now it’s just a blank piece of paper, some sketches, some paint splotches and stuff, so I’m excited to see it hanging in the gym at the end of the week!...
Beyond the big picture, the small details are incredibly important, making the bright colors and awesome props essential parts of the skit. “I’m looking forward to seeing how all our hard work will pay off,” said Rowan Gingras ‘20.
Making the props
Senior students Victoria Rezzarday ‘20 and Cambria Pomeranz ‘20 work hard on the check that will be given to Charlie Bucket during the skit.
Senior students Jenna Connors, Mary Martin and Meredith Yardley rehearse their lines for the skit. The script was written by Lily Coady, Hannah Riseman, Rowan Gingras and Harrison Bates. “The skit is kind of my baby. I don’t know when I assumed mothership of the skit, but I started freshman year and I’ve been helping ever since,” said Lily Coady ‘20.
Learning the dance
A large group of participating seniors spend time learning the dance that will happen at the end of the skit. The dance is a major part of the Spirit Week tradition, and something that everyone seems to enjoy. “I’m really excited for the dance. I love dancing, it’s my favorite thing in the whole world,” said Jess Putney ‘20.
Performing the skit
Friday, Feb. 21st: the Big Day. The culmination of all the seniors’ hard work will take place on the gym floor during the pep rally assembly at the end of the day. It’s a bittersweet feeling. “Definitely a bit of relief, kind of sad. There’s definitely been memories made this week and every year that are gonna be the staples of my high school career. I’m trying to appreciate it while it happe...