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Spirit Week raises friendly competition

Tara McCann '13
Lauren Poirier '13
Staff Reporters
November 16, 2010

The rivalry between Durfee and New Bedford has been around for over 100 years and Spirit Week 2010 is the time to show pride in our school.

“I really expect everyone to get involved and have fun with it,” said Mr. Costa, Student Government advisor. “The concept is to promote school pride, club pride, class pride and to show elements of student talents.”

This year’s spirit themes are: "Good vs. Evil Day," "Teacher/Student Switch Day," "Twin Day" and the classic "Red and Black Day".

Each year, the Durfee Student Government officers meet with students and discuss what they are interested in doing. These ideas are written on the board and they “whittle it down, take a vote, and the top three that have the most votes win,” explained Costa.

Some people aren’t too fond of the idea of changing the spirit days, like student Curtis Brooks.

“What has this world come to, I’m depressed,” said Brooks jokingly, after he was told Decades Day had been cut.

“I think that we wanted to do something different," said Costa. "We did Super Hero Day last year and Decades Day we’ve done for three or four straight years and we just want to switch it up a little bit.”

Also changing this year is the door decorating contest.  In addition to the original class door decorating, clubs will also be part of the competition this year. Door decorations will be judged on their own, while the door presentation will be judged separately.

Student Government hopes to continue the class competitions every month throughout the year and the winner will take home the Durfee Cup.