Everyone at Marist is very involved, and this time of year, I find there is always something to do. Right now I am spending most of my time playing Varsity Softball and creating the Yearbook. My days are packed tight, but they are full of things I love. With all of my activities plus the college application process, I am in a constant state of business.
On top of all these things I have to do personally, there is so much going on in general at Marist. Football games are a popular way to end the week for students. Last week was Camo night for the Seniors as we played one of our rivals, Lovett School. It is always fun to play schools where we know other students. It heightens everyone’s drive to win, so students get more involved and cheer louder. This past Friday night, school spirit was at an all-time high. The game went into double overtime, and I have never seen the Seniors so involved in a game. Even though we lost the game, we couldn’t have cheered any harder.
The beginning of this year has set the bar high in terms of school spirit. I am on the Senior Spirit Committee and am thrilled to be participating in this way. The first school pep rally of the year was a few weeks ago. It was one of the best we have had in my time at Marist, and I’m not just saying that because I led it, haha. The success of the pep rally had little to do with who was leading it, and more to do with students involvement and cheering. You could feel the excitement in the air. Whenever all the students get excited, the whole energy of the school changes. We become a united front that can take on anything.
I hope this united student body that we have been this first couple weeks can become the norm for the year. Everything is so much more fun when the entire student body cares and is involved. I hope that this year as a Senior Class we can get the school to be more involved than ever to make it a memorable year for everyone.