Greek Week unites classes in friendly competition

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Melissa Marshall

Senior Alex Villalpando participates in the tug-of-war competition on Tuesday. Credit: Aysen Tan/The Foothill Dragon Press
Senior Alex Villalpando participates in the tug-of-war competition on Tuesday. Credit: Aysen Tan/The Foothill Dragon Press

Foothill bustled with twice the excitement Tuesday morning as sets of twins arrived on campus. Tuesday marked the first day of Greek Week, beginning with a “Twin Day” theme.

“Spirit Week is supposed to promote school spirit and allow students who like the lunchtime activities to feel a part of their school,” said Associated Student Body advisor Darcy Duffy. “Allowing students to participate in these fun activities connects them to their school.”

Students are encouraged to dress up according to each day’s theme. Wednesday’s theme is Super Hero Day, Thursday’s is Crazy Hair Day, and Friday’s is Greek Week Spirit Day.

“Not a lot of people are participating today, but it would be more fun if the students got into it,” freshman Ari Vivian said.

In past years, students dressed up for different themes each day of spirit week and participated in activities at lunch. This semester, ASB decided to add another element to Spirit Week by creating friendly competition between the four classes and renaming it Greek Week.

“ASB goes to a conference every year called CASL, and when I was there I saw that some schools did a thing called Greek Week,” said senior Taylor Rios, coordinator of Greek Week. “We don’t have something like that here at Foothill, so I wanted to bring it here.”

The winning class will be announced next week, and will receive a trophy at Air Guitar later this year.

“The way we designed the competition is so it doesn’t favor one class over another, so it is as fair as possible, and anyone can win,” Rios said.

The Greek Week competitions began on Tuesday with the Chalk Talk and Tug of War. Wednesday students can compete in the Battle of the Bolt, Thursday there is a Chariot Presentation and Food Eating contest, and Friday will tie it all together with the Relay of the Gods.

“I think [Greek Week] is a great idea and I am really glad we are starting it this year,” sophomore Sedona Powell said. “It spreads and promotes spirit and is very fun.”

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