Leadership announces upcoming winter spirit week


Madeline Rojas participates in Character Day

AHS will host a winter themed spirit week from Dec. 12-16, allowing students to showcase their school spirit and fashion.
On Monday, Dec. 12, students will wear their pajamas to school, followed by flannel day on Tuesday, and ugly sweater day on Wednesday Dec. 14.
“The day [that] I am most excited for is the ugly sweater day,” senior leadership student and class president Rahiel Berhe said. “During the day, there will be a contest during the school day so hopefully we will have lots of participation and allow students to vote on which sweater they like the best.”
Leadership students will make their way around the school on Dec. 14, taking pictures of students who participate in ugly sweater day. All students will automatically be entered into the contest, and students will have the opportunity to vote on instagram at @atomsleadership.
The ugly sweater day contest will allow students to become more involved with the spirit week.
Spirit week will continue on Thursday and Friday, as students are encouraged to dress up as holiday characters on Thursday, and the week concludes on Friday with Santa’s Workshop.
“Something unique about this spirit week is that Friday’s spirit day is called Santa’s workshop. Each grade is to dress up as an aspect of Santa’s workshop. Freshman are snowmen, sophomores are reindeer, juniors are elves, and seniors are santa. Although each grade has a specific role students could easily just wear the color of their group as well. (white, brown, green, red),” leadership organizer Willa Boothe said. “I like this because it allows students to see other people in their grade as well as get creative with their roles as well.”
With Santa’s Workshop, students are able to show off their school spirit, as well as their class pride.
“My favorite day is Pajama day because I love wearing my Penn State footie pajamas whenever I can,” Boothe said.
Engagement in leadership activities has declined slightly so far in the 2022-23 school year. Despite this, with the holiday season rapidly approaching, students are looking forward to the upcoming activities.
“So far I think the spirit weeks have been well planned out but some of them have been difficult to dress for. I am pretty excited for the upcoming winter spirit week because it will put me in the holiday spirit and each theme will be easy to do,” senior Evan Burita said.
For more information regarding the upcoming spirit week and all leadership activities, students can visit @atomsleadership on both Instagram and Tik Tok.