Juniors jump into spirit week

The Sacred Hearts Academy junior class enjoyed spirit week earlier this month.         

Monday was “Milk Tea Monday,” in which juniors received a free Taste Tea milk tea. The drinks were made custom for each student.

On “Take Five Tuesday,” the junior division council set up two bounce houses outside of the T.C. Ching Student Center, as well as a photo booth to capture the fun.

During Wednesday, deemed “‘We Wednesday,” juniors participated in a homeroom circle activity with their freshmen Little Sisters. They created and decorated picture frames with photos from Freshman Initiation Week.

Thursday, or “Thoughtful Thursday,” was focused on gratitude. Juniors were able to wear their division shirts. However, this dress-down day was different because students were required to donate a gently-used article of clothing in exchange for being able to wear their division shirts.

“We thought that this should not only benefit students but also the community, which is why we decided to require that students donate a shirt in exchange for wearing their own division shirt,” said junior Angelyne Loiselle, who serves as a council community service representative.

In addition, the juniors wrote letters of thoughtfulness and gratitude to their favorite teachers and staff members.

The class ended the week with a service day. Because community service for the juniors is typically centered on the environment, students visited non-profit Papahana Kuaola in Kaneohe. Students spent the day working and cleaning taro patches, as well as weeding the area.   

“Junior Week this year is different from other spirit weeks in the past because our goal was to have the class interact with their classmates, little sisters and teachers,” Loiselle said.

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