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Lets Get Fired Up!
by Julie Murawski, Sports Editor

Nothing is better than walking into school on a Monday morning and seeing the normally bland hallways covered in red and blue decorations. From Monday, September 29 to October 4, West Geauga High School will be in "spirit mode." Spirit week is the week long celebration that starts with the junior-senior flag football game on Monday and finishes with the homecoming dance on Saturday night. Mrs. Phyllis Cimaglio, advisor for the student council, said "The committee has been working very hard; they came up with some creative ideas for spirit week."
Monday, which kicks off spirit week is Red-Blue day. Seniors and sophomores dress in blue to show support for the senior girls, while the juniors and the freshman dress up in red to show support for the junior girls. There is a fun and energetic assembly eighth period that afternoon where the grades will compete to see who has more school spirit. Before the game that night there will be a parade from Metzenbaum to the high school. Later comes the seniors and juniors battling in a game of flag football.
Tuesday is pajama day, which is a nice change of pace from the normal clothes worn at school. Many teachers also participate in this fun day. Wednesday is black and white day. The point of this day is to see what the whole school would look like without color. The student council thought that since the rest of the week was filled with color, it would be neat to see the school with an absence of color.
Thursday is dress up day and the homecoming assembly is second period. The assembly showcases the five homecoming queen nominees. This is a more serious and dignified assembly, compared to the one earlier in the week. Students will then return to homeroom and vote for their choice of queen.
Friday is spirit day. Later that night the football team will play in the homecoming game against rival Perry. At half time all the candidates for Queen and information on each candidate:
Brittany Castle is best described as an amiable role model. She has been a member of the varsity football cheerleading squad for three years, is a co-captain and an all-American this year. At West she's in HUGS, a yearbook member and is serving her senior year as an editor.
Kristen Chapic has been a standout student since 9th grade. She's been involved in everything from Student Council, to Class Act, to NHS, to soccer, basketball & track. She's finishig her senior year as President of Student Council, a key member of National Honor Society, and a versatile athlete.
Emily Ebersbacher is speedy in more ways than one. She's known for being the track team's fastest 100 meter runner and was a captain her junior year. She's also involved in soccer, symphonic band, and student council. Anyone who has worked with her will say she deals with situations quickly and is as reliable as it comes.
Kristin Heines (it's not easy to write in 3rd person) has taken every moment as an opportunity to be involved. She's been a part of activities from cheerleading and track, to class act and American Music Abroad, to Student Council and National Honor Society. She's an all-American cheerleader, vice president of the Senior Class and ranked in the top quartile.
Lindsay Konieczny is one of West G's most successful students. She's been in activities from soccer, to student council to National Honor Society. Despite her busy schedule, she's ranked in the top 10% of the class, a National Young Leader's Alumni and was the recipient of the William's Book Award.
The homecoming queen will be announced this Friday night before our football game against the Perry Pirates. Our dance will be the next night. I hope to see everyone walkin' the streets of New York this Saturday night!

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