The year in spirit came to a rousing finish during the final week in April, which featured a number of exciting activities and themed dress days. On Monday, students, faculty and staff crawled out of bed and headed straight to Saratoga for Pajama Day, which two years ago was dedicated to Dr. Cheryl Cavanaugh, who loved this event before she passed away from cancer last year. Students took part in a mattress racing event, in which one student rested on an air mattress, which was then carried by other students across Rosenthal Field.
The theme for Tuesday was, “Would you be my friend if I wore this every day?” and as such, outlandishly colored garb was en vogue all over the Saratoga campus. In keeping with the unusual-looking atmosphere, the day’s special event was a three-legged race.
Wednesday was “Sports Day,” which students and staff celebrated by wearing attire related to their favorite sports teams. Everyone gathered on the bleachers at Davis Field to watch the all-female Powder Puff flag football game, which the team of seniors and freshmen narrowly won by a single touchdown, 14-7.
The US saw double on Thursday’s Twin Day, which featured pairs of people in identical clothing. Students raced boats made of duct tape and cardboard at the Singh Aquatic Center, earning points not only for finishing the race but also for having the most stylish vessel.
Students wore their class colors during the final day of Spirit Week, which concluded in grandiose fashion with the final spirit rally of the year on Friday. Performances by the Harker cheerleading squad, Varsity Dance Troupe and the Harker Jazz Band kept the crowds entertained. The funniest treats, however, were the dance performances put on by each class, which featured not only students but also teachers strutting their stuff on the Davis Field turf. Classes competed in a cheer-off as well as a series of entertaining (and sometimes chaotic) relay races.
Once the activities were over with, the scores for the year were tallied, and the juniors came away the spirit winners with 47,280 points. The seniors were a close second, with 46,580 points.