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FHS Needs More School Spirit

FHS needs more school spirit. FHS does not allow students as much freedom as other schools. Nearby, schools show more school spirit than FHS. To achieve this, certain schools allow seniors and juniors to paint their parking spaces, decorate graduation caps and more school events for everyone to participate in.

Senior Dylan Damer said, “I would pick more activities for the seniors to do throughout the year. I would say more stuff for the entire student body to do.” It would be beneficial if FHS did more school activities, not just for one particular sport or, for example, the student-faculty basketball game, for which students have to buy tickets. These activities don’t include the whole student body and other activities need to be in place. It would be easy to add more school spirit if FHS paid more attention to what other schools are doing. Culpeper County High School, Eastern View High School, Frederick County High School and Forest Park High School all allow seniors to paint their parking spaces. As so many of our neighboring schools allow students to paint their parking spots, FHS should as well.

But it’s not just the parking spaces that hinder our school spirit, the lack of pep rallies is another issue. Pep rallies are held at FHS mainly in the fall, but spring and winter sports don’t receive the same support. “The fall sports get to have more fun and get the importance, but the winter and spring sports kinda get left out. We should have more pep rallies throughout the year,” Damer said. School spirit can be fun, especially during the fall with Homecoming, pep rallies and football games. However, we need to do pep rallies throughout the school year.

There are some sports that are not even celebrated throughout the year. These include swimming, cheer and most of the winter sports. Spring sports need to receive similar attention to fall sports. FHS needs more school spirit and by rallying students throughout the year, our school will feel more connected to each other. If FHS could think about more school spirit ideas this would be amazing for our school while having students collaborate with each other.

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Tatum Walker
Tatum Walker, Staff
Hi! My name is Tatum and I’m a senior here at FHS. This is my first year writing for the Falconer. I love to swim, travel, workout, and listen to music. I’m super excited to be apart of the Falconer this year!
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