Sebastian Chavira, Ad Manager

Homecoming was a success! It’s that time of year again where students and staff of Delta High School celebrate their school pride by participating in activities related to the school’s sports teams, wearing school colors, and competing in special Spirit Week contests. Homecoming is that time where we show spirit and team pride before the final home football game of the season and ends with a Homecoming dance. 

Just like every year before the Homecoming dance, students celebrate Homecoming with Spirit Week. Like many other schools, we have what’s called “Spirit Dress Up Days” which is where we dress up for a different theme each day of the week. For example, these themes would include Twin Day, Pajama Day, Superhero Day, Cartoon Character Day, Throwback Day, Beach Day, and among many more. We had many students and staff participate in these school dress up days. Monday was Yee Yee Day, Tuesday was Squad Day, Wednesday was Backwards Day, Thursday was VSCO Girl Day, and of course, Friday was Panther Pride Day. The theme days led up to our big Panther Pride assembly. The band performed our Delta high school cheer song as we all head our way to the assembly. 

Yee Yee Day was a new theme we had for Spirit Week this year. Students had the chance to dress up as cowboys and wear their cowboy hats, cowboy boots, and rodeo belt buckles. The best thing about this spirit day is that it gave people who love rodeo an opportunity to showcase what they love. Squad Day is a spirit day that we had multiple times. Students had the opportunity to wear the same thing as their friends. This spirit day is very creative. Each year, students would do something unique and funny every year. From what I saw this year, students would squad together and dress as Uno cards, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Disney characters, and many more. Wednesday was Backwards day. This spirit day allowed students to be wacky. Students would be able to wear boxers outside their pants. They would also wear their shirts inside out and/or backwards. Some students would even wear their backpacks in front of them instead of behind them. People would even wear two different shoes and two different pairs of socks on this day. Thursday was VSCO girl day. I wasn’t so sure about this specific spirit day. As a Senior, we have never had this specific theme and I didn’t even know what it meant. It definitely was unique. VSCO Girl Day was where students got to wear scrunchies and Birkenstock sandals, drink out of Hydro Flasks, and say sksksk and I oop. To be honest, I wasn’t too bright on the idea of this spirit day but from what I saw, many students went with it and had fun with it. Students came to school in their Birkenstock sandals, scrunchies, and Hydro Flasks.  Panther Pride Friday is how we always end Spirit Week. Students and staff come to school and show off their panther colors. Throughout the week, students had the opportunity to do many fun activities such as a volleyball tournament, capture the flag, and we even had a bonfire which was really cool. 

As a Senior this year, I was so excited to experience the adrenaline rush that comes with Spirit Week. I loved coming to school everyday and see what awesome and creative costumes everyone would be wearing. I will remember my final Spirit Week and Homecoming at DHS as it was filled with enthusiasm, laughter, and enjoyment.