Class of ’18 Participates in Their Final Spirit Week

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Ada Cheng ’18 bathes in the sun during Senior Luau.

As the final months of the school year begin, students can all admit that their excitement for the summer increases as they cross off each day in their calendars. The seniors in particular have been counting down their final days of high school, and with this, they celebrated  one of the most anticipated days that every senior at Bronx Science knows: Spork Wars.

Along with this event, the  has again carried the tradition of Senior Spirit Week. With the first day being Spork Wars Kick-off, the following days for spirit week were Vine Day, Wild West, Senior Luau, and Flashback Friday.

Jonathan Samuels ’18, sharing his excitement, said, “I couldn’t wait to dress up like the guy who dropped his croissant. I wanted to say, ‘Aw, you almost made me drop my croissant!’ This vine represents me very well because me and the person both share a deep love for croissants. I knew this would make my friends laugh.”

Senior Spirit week began Monday, April 30th and concluded Friday, May 4th, 2018. The Senior Council decided on the themes for each day and publicized the days to all the seniors.

At the end of the year, seniors team up and begin to carry utensils around as they try to eliminate each other in a tournament called Spork Wars. Seniors must have their utensil in their hand or mouth at all times, unless they are in a safe zone. Teachers are given the choice whether to declare their class a safezone, or a warzone. However, many teachers choose to not make their classrooms safe zones in order to watch their students go to war. For example, some may begin the period declaring the room a “safe zone” on the board but then erasing it halfway through the period to see who is paying attention.

One notorious participant of this is Calculus teacher Ms. Perez. “The first day of Spork Wars, Ms. Perez was presenting a problem under the flex-cam. The next thing I know, there’s a post-it that said ‘GO TO WAR,’ and the class was no longer a safe zone,” Fiona Sullivan ’18 said.

Vine day was an idea that this year’s Senior Council came up with after seeing many viral videos of other schools having a day themed around the short-form video app. “Whenever we finish our work early during a Senior Council meeting, we love to watch Vine compilations together,” Senior Council member Romir Karnik ’18 says. On Vine Day, students dressed up and reenacted their favorite vines with their friends.

Jonathan Samuels ’18, sharing his excitement, said, “I couldn’t wait to dress up like the guy who dropped his croissant. I wanted to say, ‘Aw, you almost made me drop my croissant!’ This vine represents me very well because me and the person both share a deep love for croissants. I knew this would make my friends laugh.”

After Vine Day was Wednesday’s Wild West. Wild West was a day where students could come in dressing like cowboys and cowgirls. Additionally, some seniors took this as an opportunity to show off the west coast schools they will be attending such as the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California.

Senior Luau is a tradition that began three years ago. The seniors came dressed in shirts with hawaiians patterns and flip flops. Along with this, the Senior Council distributed leis during homeroom for the seniors to wear during their lunch periods. Many students were looking forward to the celebration that marks the near end of their final year. Senior Taran Marwaha ’18 said, “For the previous Spirit Weeks, I never participated, but I was looking forward to going all out on the last one.”

Flashback Friday was a spin-off of the famous hashtag “Throwback Thursday.” On this day, students followed the fashion trends of the past. Some favorites were denim on denim, neon colors, and velour sweatsuits. 

The final Spirit Week for this year’s seniors was definitely a very nostalgic one. After going through the arduous college process, they were finally able to relax for a little before they are off to college.

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Cy Toriello ’18 admires the decorations from the Senior Council during Senior Luau  
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Jason Lee ’18 and Derek Peng ’18 armed and ready for Spork Wars.
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