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The Spirited week

Sandies Spirit Week 

To celebrate and amp up the student body spirit in preparations for the AHS vs. THS traditional rivalry game, the executive council planned a fun-filled spirit week. 

Starting off the week held the classic jersey day, where the Dallas Cowboys football team jerseys made a grand appearance on the attire choices. Followed by it, Tuesday’s winter wonderland, where students had the opportunity to show off their Christmas and snazzy holiday wear around the halls. Wednesday held the infamous twin day; some of the most popular twinning duos included the usage of various popping color schemes and even wacky hairdos. Disney day took place on Thursday where students in the newspaper class had been seen planning ahead of time to coordinate a Tinker Bell-inspired class dress-up. Finally, the students sported their best gold outfits in honor of the school’s football game that night.

“I think that it brings the school together in the form of a community of everyone, and trying to have school spirit for the game and celebrate the Sandie pride,” Student Council President, Gabrielle Hoving, said. 

On every day of the week, one could observe the many creative and elaborate outfits scattering the hallways and classrooms in a time of strong tradition and excitement. 

“I was hoping that by us dressing up every day it would get everyone more involved in school,” Student Council Vice President, Emma Keister, said. 

Beginning in 1958, the school spirit representation at AHS has set a huge precedent for the tone of various aspects of school and its students. When a school shows its pride over the multitude of accomplishments it holds, the students are aware that they have a direct stake in something they are working hard for, therefore leading to a greater amount of determination to complete what they want to accomplish successfully. 

“I think it’s important for us to have school pride and to be proud of our school,” student council sponsor, Stephanie Trevathan, said, “I feel like we will invest more in the people here when we have more [school pride].”


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Ashley Escobar, Editor
Hey y'all! My name is Ashley Escobar and I am a senior here at AHS! This is officially my second year on staff and I am so excited to be one of your editors this year! I'm involved in a few clubs this year such as being Spanish club prez, an NHS member, and a Student Council member, and not to mention I work on the side to provide for my dog's chew toy addiction. Some of my favorite things to do are going on night walks with my dog, reading, hanging out with my friends, and watching my top comfort movies on repeat.