On Friday, October 27, Sturgis East and West students danced the night away at the annual Homecoming Dance! The dance was held at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center. The night capped off a fantastic Spirit Week at Sturgis East, and students quickly changed out of their gear for Color Day and into their elegant dresses and suits. Homecoming tickets quickly sold out. It was a great night for students to unwind and jam out with their friends as a break from the stresses of school. Whether the DJ was playing songs from the 90s or more trendy tunes, everyone was on their feet!
The 2017 Sturgis Homecoming Dance exceeded expectations and was incredibly memorable for everyone who attended. Many thanks go out to Student Council for putting together the event and the teachers who chaperoned!
Spirit Week 2017: Color Wars!
The final day of spirit week has arrived: color wars. Each grade was assigned a color and tasked with decking out not only themselves in the color, but their hallways as well. Freshman were yellow, sophomores were red, juniors were green, and seniors were blue.
The first category of colors wars was clothing. Sophomores reigned victorious, now with a total of 1,100 points. Juniors followed in second place, contributing to their 1,500 point total. Seniors grabbed third, now totaling 1,800 points. Freshmen, with a total of 600 points, ranked fourth in the category.
The next category was hall decorating. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors covered their respective hallways with streamers, posters, balloons and much more in their color. Seniors ranked first, now totaling 2,200 points. Freshman placed second with a total of 900 points. Juniors, with 1,700 points, and sophomores, with 1,200 points, followed behind. All grades then received an additional 100 points for cleanup.
The final category counted was penny wars. Freshman placed first, seniors second, sophomores third and juniors fourth.
The day came to a close with some field day events. Students gathered on the Main Street green and competed in games like Ships and Sailors and Dizzy Bat.
The final spirit week rankings are as follows:
Seniors: First, 2,600 points
Juniors: Second, 1,900 points
Sophomores: Third, 1,500 points
Freshman: Fourth, 1,400 points
This week has truly brought us together as a community and reminded us of the immense school spirit we have here at Sturgis. Until next year!
Decades Day 2017!
On Thursday, October 26, Sturgis East students and teachers took part in Decades Day during Spirit Week 2017! Decades Day allowed everyone to get creative with their costumes. Each grade and teachers were assigned a different decade to dress up like.
- Freshmen: 1960s
- Sophomores: 1970s
- Juniors: 1950s
- Seniors: 1980s
- Teachers: 1990s
Similarly to tacky Twin/Tourist Day, many students not only wore costumes, but wore matching costumes with friends and even teachers. There were groups of students who dressed themselves up as certain pairs or groups like batman and robin, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and even an angel and the Devil. Stakes were high that morning as each grade tried to prove that their grade had the most school spirit. Each grade had a significant amount of school spirit. But in the end, the seniors were once again victorious, coming in first place for Halloween Day.
Even though there is a lot of friendly competition during Spirit Week, the week isn’t just a competition, it’s a fun week created to make us remember who we are as Sturgis Students. We as students must carry on Sturgis’s legacy for the rest of our lives, and we must always remember the values that we’ve learned in this school. Thank you to everyone who participated in Halloween Day and Spirit Week as a whole.
Seniors in first place with 400 points for the day.
Juniors in second place with 300 points for the day.
Sophomores in third place with 200 points for the day.
Freshmen in fourth place with 100 points for the day.
The overall standings after Monday and Tuesday left us with Seniors in the lead, Juniors in the close second, and Sophomores and Freshmen tied!
Spirit Week 2017: Sturgis Students Stay Comfy!
Last Monday was the kick off to spirit week! Day 1 was Pajama day. Students were very active today, almost everyone wore their favorite comfy pajamas or fuzzy onesie. Personally, I don’t think I actually woke up that whole day! Many people went all out and brought blankets and didn’t bother with makeup or hair. Several people decided to skip on lunch, and instead slept! The day's scores ended with a twist! Freshman had beaten sophomores in this challenge, although still being in 3rd place the freshman were ecstatic. The pajama day scores were: seniors first with 400 points, juniors second with 300 points, freshman third with 200 points, and lastly sophomores fourth with 100 points.
Navigators Spoil Homecoming Game for Sturgis East Varsity Soccer Teams
On October 20, 2017, the Sturgis East Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer teams each played their annual Homecoming game against Sturgis West. This event brought together students from both campuses. Although many Sturgis East students came in support of their school, both their teams fell short in the end. The girls varsity team lost 3-2, while the boys were shutout 1-0 by their arch rival. Despite the losses, this was a memorable night for the girls and boys soccer teams and the many fans who attended!
Sturgis College Fair Provides a Glimpse into the Future
I spoke first to Emily who was representing Emmanuel College located near Fenway in Boston. Of the students accepted to this school, their GPA’s average from a 3.2-4.0. The average SAT scores are 1110-1300. The school hosts 850 students. The most common majors that students pursue at this school are biology, psychology, education, communications, and business.
The second person I spoke to was Bridget Stillson representing Marist College in New York. The average GPA of the students accepted to this school is between a 3.2-3.6. The SAT score that this college looks at averages between 1130 and 1310. It is a medium sized college with 5,000 undergraduates. The most common majors at this school are communications, business, and liberal arts.
The final person that I spoke with was Katrina Guaraldi, the Admissions Counselor at Northern Vermont University for the Johnson campus. This college looks for people with a GPA of 2.5 and up. It is the student’s option whether or not he or she wants to submit his or her PSAT and SAT scores to NVU. The most common majors at this school are psychology, education, business, and science. Katrina also informed me that many students ask if they offer skiing at their campus and the answer is yes, skiing is a common activity at this college.
The college fair continued to go on for two days and attracted many eager high school students. The best of luck to all students visiting and applying to colleges!