Showing school spirit was not a popular thing at Estancia High School. Of course there were always a handful of people, but it wasn’t too popular to participate. Most of the time, students didn’t even know about most events. However, this year has changed. Estancia students have been showing more school spirit and participate more than the previous few years. As there has now been more people showing up for events and dressing up than the previous 2 years.
It seems that most school spirit, such as going to sporting events, dressing up for spirit week, and participating in general, has gone up especially in the upperclassmen. When one goes to a sporting event, such as football, the stands are filled with juniors and especially seniors. “There’s been a lot more people at the footballs than ever before like last year it was just band and some parents,” said Daisy Salinas, an Estancia senior. They’re usually dressed in whatever color the spirit day is or are wearing school colors. During the homecoming assembly, on October 11th, there was lots of cheering and lots of people dressed in their blue and white.
School spirit has become much more popular at Estancia because students are more involved. Many people in ASB, clubs, and sports are always posting online about, not only their events, but other events happening related to the school. The club instagram accounts post a wide variety of events such as sports, spirit day themes, and events related to the arts department. Since more people are joining clubs because their friends are in it or started it, those accounts have a pretty good following. This trend seems to make many people aware of things, which causes them to participate more.
Social media and communication between the students sparked the beginning of high school spirit at Estancia, and it will hopefully stay throughout the school year.
Reporter: Viviana Arroyo