The Flood drowns students with school spirit

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By: Melissa Rau, Staff Writer

James River High School had a Flood Spirit Week last week, in honor of the football team’s entry into the playoffs. The game was held on Friday, November 21st at Cosby High School. The days leading up to the game had students dressed up in neon on Monday, in similar clothes to their teachers on Tuesday, in pajamas on Wednesday, in a throwback outfit on Thursday, and a white out day on Friday.

Students dressed up in support of the team’s success in tackling the second round of the playoffs, for the first time in James River history. The idea of a celebratory Spirit Week came from the students themselves.

“Somebody on twitter was like, ‘hey let’s have a Spirit Week to celebrate!’ And we went with it!” said senior and Flood Co-Creator, Zac Morris. “If someone has a great idea, and shares it with us, we do our best to make it happen!”

This Spirit Week aimed to encourage participation in school spirit and in cheering the team on in the stands. Morris wanted all Rapids to get excited about the game.

“School should be more than just a pencil and paper facility,” said Morris. “It’s a community, and we want everyone involved: athletes, actors, band, even the kid talking smack on Twitter about James River.”

Morris encouraged students to share any “crazy cool ideas” with them, and to continue showing school spirit in attending games to come. Check out photos from the week below!

Students were dressed in bright colors for Neon Day.  Photo By: Philip Barto
Students were dressed in bright colors for Neon Day.
Photo By: Philip Barto
Neon Monday 2
Seniors found the brightest colors in their wardrobe for Monday. Photo By: Elizabeth Alabaster
Teacher Look-Alike Tuesday 1- Ms. Brunyansky
A senior dresses to match Chesterfield County Teacher of the Year, Ms. Brunyansky, on Teacher Look-Alike Day. Photo By: Graham Schiltz
Teacher Look-Alike Tuesday 2- Mr. Crane
A senior dresses as Biology teacher Mr. Crane on Tuesday. Photo By: Erin Strasser
Pajama Wednesday 2
Several freshmen come to school in their Olaf pajamas for Pajama Day. Photo By: Joey Spears
Pajama Wednesday 1
A group of juniors come to school in their pajamas for Wednesday’s spirit day. Photo By: Alexis Scott
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A group of upperclassmen dress as the Spice Girls for Throwback Thursday. Photo By: Alexis Scott
Throwback Thursday 2- Middle School
Several seniors throw it back to their days at Robious Middle School on Thursday. Photo By: Gracie Laramore
White-Out Friday 1
Two close friends wear all of their white gear for the pep rally and play-off game on Friday. Photo By: Marley Roessler
White-Out Friday 2
Rapid Football teammates and fans all white the school out in honor of their game that night. Photo By: Abbey Crank