Do You Have School Spirit?

Hermara Mosley, Reporter

“We got spirit yes we do, We got spirit how bout you?”

The tradition of school spirit has been around for years and is loved by many. The hype, commitment and pride that goes into this tradition is one of the reasons reasons some people live for going to their high schools sporting events.

“School spirit means taking pride in your school, and who you are as a school; cheering [your team] on, even if [they are] not the best,” freshman Jasmine Wood said.

Giving 100 percent is considered by many an essential for school spirit, bringing hype and heart to every school sporting event and assemblies will surely get the crowd rowdy. Timberland has spirit leaders to help with this at many events, including seniors Cullen Barr, Shyamal Patel and Tanner Winters.

“I take pride in [being a spirit leader], but it’s quite a job, because everyone counts on us,” Winters said.

While being a spirit leader is a tough job, these leaders said it is worth it to keeping t tradition alive. Other students show their spirit through participation in spirit days or weeks. 

“I  do pajama day; it’s so comfy and fun,” Wood said.

During spirit week, students are encouraged to dress in a different theme everyday. The themes can range from comparison days to color themes to Disney to dressing like it is the wild wild west.

“I think it’s a great way to bring the school together,” sophomore Maurice Weakley said.

Spirit week is another way of bringing competition not only to different schools, but also to different grades. Timberland annually hosts a spirit competition,  where all four grades compete against each other throughout the school year to see which grade has the highest spirit. 

According to the National Federation Of High Schools, “students with “school spirit” perform better academically, are more engaged in social and civic matters, and are happier in general than their less-spirited peers.

Homecoming spirit days start Monday, October 2 and continue through October 6.