Shamrocks Participate in Spirit Week Activities


Michael White '21, School News Editor

Saint Patrick High School celebrated Spirit Week from Tuesday, October 20 through Friday, October 30. Students in both the Green and Gold groups were given a chance to participate in every Theme Day, a Dodgeball Tournament, Spirit Week T-Shirt Design Contest, and Instagram Takeover. Although we could not host our annual Homecoming Dance, the student body made the most of the activities while maintaining social distancing. 

Senior football and track and field runner Andrew Lucas designed the winning Spirit Week t-shirt as part of the school-wide design contest. Andrew’s design starts with a plain white shirt, a green Shamrock on the chest, a larger Shamrock with the Chicago flag on the back, and the Chicago skyline along the bottom of the shirt in black.  “The thing that inspired me was the city of Chicago and how many views and different buildings there are,” Andrew said. “It was pretty cool seeing everyone walking around in my t-shirt. It makes me happy that others like the design as much as me.”

Students participated in several Theme Days, representing their grade schools and wearing their favorite jerseys the first week. The following week, students wore the Spirit Week t-shirts and an appropriate Halloween costume to end Spirit Week.  We continued our tradition of a Dodgeball Tournament with each lunch period competing for a winner and each schedule battling for a winner until the champions from both Green and Gold faced off with Gold taking the championship.

Finally, Student Council collected toiletries, clothes, slightly used winter coats and masks for the Open Arms Ministry Men’s Shelter, and hosted a Bake Sale which raised $300 for Breast Cancer Awareness.