Charter Enjoys Student Organized Homecoming and Spirit Week

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.

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Students strike a pose prior to the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 15. The formal dance was organized and run by Student Government.
— Photo courtesy of Abigail Diaz
Homecoming court junior Satvika Kadiyala and seniors Sicily Bordrick and Stephan Habbash take a break from dancing in the gym.
— Photo courtesy of Satvika Kadiyala.

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.

 

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Sophomore Preeti Krishnamani and Senior Nicole Flowerhill help put up ‘potato-esque’ wallpaper the Friday night before homecoming.
— Photo courtesy of Preeti Krishnamani
Sophomores, Swetha Kathiravan, Ria Swaminathan and Zsanaiya Badiang take it way back to the 80’s on Throwback Thursday.
— Photo courtesy of Preeti Krishnamani


Seniors Charles Teague, Anna Morrione, and Chris Avila get a photo together at the Homecoming dance. The starry background is part of the year’s secret garden theme.
— Photo courtesy of Chris Avila
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