Spirit Club introduces new “captains”

Halli Powers, Reporter

The start of a new school year inevitably brings changes, and this year is no different. To kick off the 2018-2019 school year, aspects of school spirit have changed, including alterations to Pep Rally and Spirit Club.
Rather than Student Council planning both Spirit Week and Pep Rally, the role of planning Pep Rally has been delegated to Spirit Club.
“[Spirit Club has] more energy and [is] more excited to plan that event than [Student Council],” said Student Council President Emma Wallner (’19), “[after having to sell] Homecoming tickets and [decorating] the cafeteria. I’m sure there will still be captains, there will still be Dance [Company], there will still be Band, and I’m sure there will still be some form of competition via basketball.”
“Since Pep Rally is so spirited, it just seems like a natural fit,” said Spirit Club Adviser Nicole Maffei, “At this point, we don’t anticipate any major changes. Hereford loves tradition so we don’t intend to rock the boat too much.”
As an addition to Pep Rally this year, Spirit Club plans to introduce Spirit Captains, who will be: Sydney Watts (’19), Sam Furman (’19), Helena Rudolph (’19), Mark Suchy (’19), Evan Barnard (’20), Kelsey Pflugrad (’20), Zoe Nicholson (’20), Gabe Lindsay (’20), Oliver Hess (’21), Katie Kurniawan (’21), Vita Shats (’21), and Braun Lippe (’21). The freshmen Spirit Captains are not yet chosen.
Their main goal is “to hype up the student body [and] get everybody excited,” said Barnard.
During the week leading up to Pep Rally, Spirit Captains will celebrate Spirit Week by going all out with both their attire and attitude.
“[We] hype up all the grades [by getting] everyone into the spirit,” said Shats.
Spirit Week will take place from Oct. 22 to Oct. 26; it will kick off with “’Merica Monday,” then follow with “Superhero versus Villain Day,” – underclassmen are to dress as superheroes and upperclassmen are to dress as villains — “As Seen on TV Day,” “Hallway Day,” and then finish with “Class Color Day.” Students are already looking forward to the week’s festivities.
“I plan to go all out this year with my friends for Spirit Week [because] it’s our senior year,” said Katelyn Godfrey (’19). “I’m really excited for Pep Rally and the week leading up; it’s the best week of the year.”
“I can’t wait to dress up and hang out with my friends at Pep Rally,” said Badminton Captain Anna Hough (’19). “I’m also excited to represent [the] badminton team in front of the whole school.”
To finish the celebrations, Friday will host the Homecoming Football game, where the varsity Football team will play Owings Mills, who “look pretty good, but if we play our game we should win,” said Andrew Reese (’19), defensive end and tight end.
The Homecoming Dance will then take place on Oct. 27.