Tis’ the season to dress jolly

Isabella Santiago

Melody Tavallaee, Managing Editor

From holiday pajamas to ugly sweaters, every day next week features a different holiday dress up theme with students being encouraged to dress in holiday attire to increase festivity and holiday spirit throughout the school.

“We want to have something right before the end of the semester that everyone can participate in,” senior Austin Widner said. “We want everyone to have a good laugh before we go and don’t really see each other for two weeks so that we can have fun and have good memories.”

Senior Mara Casey anticipates seeing all the different holidays that students celebrate and the diversity that students bring to the school.

“I think it’s most exciting to kind of see since it’s not specific to Christmas, everyone gets to represent what holiday they celebrate,” Casey said. “So it really brings to light the diversity of the school.”

Despite coming from different backgrounds and walks of life, the holiday dress up week unifies students in the joy that comes with the holiday season.

“I think it just creates a sense of unity amongst the student body when you have everyone sort of participating in these same things,” Widner said. “Everyone sort of gets to see like, ‘Okay, this is our school and this is something we’re all in together’ and I think that’s really cool.”

Ultimately, dressing up in holiday gear allows students to kick off the holiday season and enjoy their last week on campus.

“It’s just a fun, relaxing thing to do,” Casey said. “I know like the last week of school is probably more relaxed than most weeks so it’s just kind of a fun way to enjoy the holidays.”