Last week, Freeman’s Class of 2020 proved that school spirit isn’t limited to the school building. In recent weeks, the COVID-19 health crisis has caused schools across Virginia to be closed, but on Monday, March 30, the senior class’s leadership announced a push to encourage a virtual spirit week throughout the week of spring break.
In the days preceding spirit week, class officers released videos corresponding to each day of the upcoming week and what the theme would be:
Monday- Pajama Day
Tuesday – Beach Day
Wednesday – USA Day
Thursday – Sports/Jersey Day
Friday – Rebel Spirit!
Throughout the spirit week, students and faculty submitted pictures of them wearing each day’s attire on Schoology, with the pictures also circulating via social media. But the enthusiasm did not end there. Principal John Marshall also posted a video acknowledging the spirit week and expressing appreciation for the school’s senior class. His brief message was followed by a video of almost 50 Freeman faculty members and their families lip-syncing to the High School Musical hit song, “We’re All in This Together.” The video also included a challenge for the students to respond with a song of their own. Led by some of their officers, many seniors recorded their own videos, with the song often heard in the Freeman stands, “Sweet Caroline,” all while donning their Rebel gear to show their school pride.
As Mr. Marshall said, “while this may feel tough, we want everyone to know, we’re all in this together,” and last week students and faculty alike showed that, despite having to stay at home to combat the current health crisis, the Freeman Family is as strong as ever.
Here is a collection of shots from the spirited Commentator staff!