With spirit week upon us, Atlantic students geared up with a week full of spirit days and lunchtime activities in anticipation of The Emerald City homecoming dance later this evening at 8:00 P.M. Each day this past week was filled with fun activities and dress-up days that reflect the dance’s Wizard of Oz theme.
The week was kicked off with the spirit day themed “Fresh Kicks and Fresh Fits”. Students in all grades were encouraged to wear their very best shoes, like Dorothy’s famous ruby red slippers.
Tuesday was deemed “Which Witch is Which?” or twin day. Best friends dressed up in matching outfits and people were seeing double.
Students had Wednesday off for Yom Kippur, but on Thursday, students experienced “the best day of school ever”, with a late start and a pep rally all in one. Students showed their class pride by wearing their class colors. Freshman wore black, sophomores wore white, juniors wore orange, and seniors wore green. All students reported to the War Eagles gymnasium to cheer on the band and fall sports teams, as well as participate in relay races as classes competed to determine which class is the best.
On the final day of the week, students came dressed in green in honor of Emerald City and the homecoming dance. Later today, the Eagles football team faces John I. Leonard’s Lancers. At halftime, the homecoming king and queen will be announced. The nominees for king are Jaden Bridges, Marquis Waters, Nick Cooper, Austin Saunders, and Datrone Young; nominees for homecoming queen is Randi Magra, Hannah Young, Norma Justin, Jackie Baez, and Jesula Jeannot.
Students and staff had great things to say about Atlantic’s Emerald City Homecoming. “It’s great. Thursday was the best day because I got to walk out with the swim team during the pep rally,” said Gabriel Rialdi, sophomore. He was excited to experience being part of the hype.
Will Durgin, the student government teacher, said, “Homecoming gets better and better every year, 2016 is no different. I can’t wait to see the faces of students when they see the gym transformed into Emerald City”
Homecoming week of 2016 has been one to remember and students eagerly wait to see what else SGA has in stor