Preview: Spirit Week in full swing as “Color Day” approaches

    The Freshman dressed in orange, their class color, cheer during the rally at lunch. Photo by Phoebe So.

    The Class of 2016 cheers while dressed in orange, the freshman class color, during the lunch rally at Spirit Week last year. Photo by Phoebe So.

    Palo Alto High School students are gearing up to dress in their respective classes’ color for “Color Day” on Day Three of Spirit Week tomorrow.

    Each class will wear their respective colors: seniors will wear green, juniors will wear yellow, sophomores will wear red and freshmen will wear orange.

    Tomorrow’s activities include two rallies: one during brunch and one during lunch. The brunch rally features a hula hoop game, which involves passing a hoop in between people holding hands in a line as fast as possible. The first team to get the hoop across the line and back wins and earns 200 points. The lunch rally will feature a relay race, involving five separate stations tasks. Whichever grade finishes first wins will gain 400 points.

    Senior Hannah Nguyen has enjoyed Spirit Week so far and is excited for the next few days.

    “I think seniors have the best themes,” Nguyen said. “I’ve had a lot fun dressing up in ’90s gear and togas, and I’m really looking forward to Color Day.”

    Nguyen also has high hopes for the senior class despite the juniors’ lead after the first two day’s events.

    “I think that our spirit could be stronger,” Nguyen said. “If we stay focused and energetic, we can definitely pull ahead.

    Sophomore Andrea O’Riordan is also looking forward to Color Day.

    “I’m really excited for all of the activities, especially the relay,” O’Riordan said. “I’m excited for all of Spirit Week. I think every activity is really fun to watch and participate in.”

    O’Riordan is proud of her class so far.

    “We’ve really improved,” O’Riordan said. “We’re really spirited this week, and we’re ready to come out and do well. We’ve come a long way.”

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