by Kate Mabus '19
While I was sitting at lunch during the last week of my junior year, one of 2019’s student government representatives recounted to me the events of the school year’s last student government meeting. She told me how Mr. Harger, NCS’s former Assistant Dean of Upper School student life, ended his final student government meeting ever (I’m not crying, you are) with one last message to the class of 2019. He said, “I am so excited for you guys as seniors. You’re going to do it right.”
The members of the class of 2019 pride ourselves on our ability to get hyped for legitimately any and every school event during the year. We never falter on our Halloween costumes, most notably our infamous junior year Shrek trio, our Spirit Week costumes produce the majority of Amazon’s September gross income, and we’re down to start a dance party almost anywhere—even when Dr. DiQuinzio begs us to stop playing our music in the cafeteria.
But, our spirit runs so much deeper than just dressing up for Spirit Week. Whether it’s supporting our classmates in the classroom, on the field and stage, or anywhere in between, the Class of 2019 always shows up. The lesson we want to pass on as seniors this year is the importance in the ability to love where you are, what you’re doing, and who you’re with. This is motto that we came up with on our senior retreat and it is what’s made our grade so much closer and our spirits so much higher.
High school passes by faster than you think, so this Spirit Week we want everyone to dress up (duh!), plan some group costumes, and just have fun with your classmates.