By Andrew Rodriguez, Staff Writer
Culminating in the Homecoming football game Friday and dance Saturday, Verbum Dei will host its annual student Spirit Week starting Monday, October 7-11, 2019. Students will have the chance to dress according to the assigned themes for each day throughout the week. Also, friendly competitions will take place during lunch. Spirit week is a great way to get the student body’s enthusiasm up for the Friday Night Lights homecoming game. The Verbum Dei varsity Eagles will be taking on Mary Star of the Sea for their first league game of the season. The game will take place at St.Pius X Matthias High School, 7851 Gardendale Street, Downey, CA, with kick-off at 7:30 sharp.
“I love spirit week at Verb; it gives us a break from having to wear a uniform,” said Moises Lopez, a senior at Verb. In general, all students around campus are hyped about the upcoming festivities.
“I wish spirit week would last two weeks, so my peers and I could enjoy the casual dress code and lunch competitions” said Lopez. Many students are excited for the tug of war showdown during lunch on Tuesday.
“I hope we can beat the senior class and put an end to all their trash talking,” said junior Nathaniel Nelson. Unfortunately, the junior class will miss the tug of war event as their recurring Corporate Work Study Program work day is Tuesday.
Dress Like a Teacher will be taking place on Wednesday, to be followed by Backwards Day on Thursday. Backwards Day has always been interesting due to the backwards schedule for all the students and teachers.
“It’s a bummer that I’m going to be at work [Thursday], I was looking forward to having a weird schedule,” said senior Erik Rodriguez.
On Friday students get to show their school spirit by wearing blue and gold colors. The most spirited student will win a prize sponsored by Verb’s Associated Student Body.
“I hope students get creative to create a great competition for the prize,” said Maribel Andrade, Student Resource Coordinator and ASB moderator.
The Homecoming dance will be held in the MPR on Saturday, October 12, from 7:30-11:00 P.M. Discounted $7 guest list tickets are available through using the QR codes on posters throughout campus; tickets at the door are $10.