Charter Enjoys Student Organized Homecoming and Spirit Week
By: Preeti S. Krishnamani
On Saturday October 15th, over 800 students attended The Charter School of Wilmington’s “Secret Garden” themed homecoming dance. The school Student Government Organization worked incredibly hard during the summer and preceding weeks to plan school Spirit Week, which encompassed dress up days, hallway decorations and pep rally.
On Monday, America Day, students came to school dressed up in patriotic attire, bleeding red, white and blue, their love for our country shining through! Tuesday was a vibrant battle between the classes; with each grade representing a unique color, students showed off their spirit and got creative with their outfits. The seniors strutted around in blue while the juniors dressed in all-white. Next, the sophomores who wore red got funky with bright, red face paint! The freshmen, clad in neon yellow tutus and electric shades made the best out of their first high school Spirit Week experience. Finally, on Throwback Thursday, iconic figures from various decades walked the halls of Charter.
CSW’s Spirit Week culminated with the homecoming dance. “Members of Student Government sacrifice a lot to make homecoming happen, but it’s totally worth it when we see how much our peers enjoy the experience,” says Student Government president, senior Anna Morrione.
Upperclassmen and lowerclassmen united to make this event a grand success. Members of Student Government dedicated their time, pitched in to the organizational process and lent their artistic eye to the arrangement of the dance. Setting up homecoming is such an integral tradition at Charter that even school alumni visit annually to re-live those late hours at school spent making decor.
“It's a massive organizational effort between the students and the administration, but the organization’s Vice President, junior Siddharth Gangrade was an essential part of the team, delegating tasks and explaining his vision to the group,” Morrione acclaims.