by CATHERINE DIECKMAN '17
The ultimate way to kick off the start of April – Spirit Week 2017. Senior class co-presidents, Catherine Dieckman ’17 and Anna Mechley ’17, spearheaded this special week with the help of their committee comprised of fellow Student Council members. The committee started planning Spirit Week back in January when they began to develop a theme for the week.
This year, the theme was “Party In The SUA.” On Monday, students dressed up in their pajamas for Early Morning Monday. During 5th bell that day, seniors, freshmen, and faculty each won a Minute-to-Win-It activity, and they received a delicious piece of candy for their efforts. On Tie-Dye Tuesday, students came to school wearing their colorful tie dye and neon outfits. Any student or faculty member was welcome to come to East Foyer for temporary tattoos and fun face paint. We Are The Champions Wednesday was full of students donning sports jerseys, repping Ursula spirit wear, and competing against the faculty in a football throwing contest. Seniors Cate Massa ’17 and Sam Bennett ’17 won that competition for the Class of 2017. On Thursday, students and faculty showed their patriotic spirit for This Land Is Your Land Thursday. The student body wrote more than 170 letters to troops that were sent to an army platoon in Iraq. On Friday, each grade’s Student Council planned and coordinated Spirit Dances for the Closing Assembly, which can be seen on Saint Ursula’s Instagram (@saintursulaacademy).
Anna Mechley, co-chair of Spirit Week, enjoyed planning the themes and seeing all of the students get so involved this year. “My favorite part of Spirit Week was decorating Keller with posters. It was so interesting to see all of the sports’ captains and club leaders participate in such a small part of the week that made a big impact on the school community.” After three months of preparation, Anna can speak for the whole Spirit Week Committee: “It was so rewarding to see our hard work be appreciated by not only the students, but the faculty as well.”