Homecoming Spirit Week


Photo credit to @paloverde.pride on Instagram

by Arushi Chamaria, Reporter

Homecoming spirit is on the rise at Palo Verde High School after a year-long quarantine break. Panthers have been waiting excitedly for a week of fun dress-up days, creative hallway decorations, and this year’s Hollywood-themed dance, and it finally returned!  

The student council organized the dress-up days and lunch activities Palo students experienced.

The theme on Monday was to avoid a trip to the closet by dressing in your favorite pajamas. The lunch activity was jump rope with some music in the main quad of the campus. 

Sydney Mitchell, a senior at Palo Verde, said, “This day seems to be easy and comfortable. Also, it’s great to see everyone participate. It produces unity.”

The next day started with a wild safari theme where students could dress in either camouflage or animal print to showcase their Palo pride. For Tuesday’s activity, there was spikeball for the students during both lunches in the quad.

“I was quite excited to see that people dressed up for it. I loved dressing up, and it was one of the previous dress days from the past year, so it was nice to see that again,” said Noor Janjua, a senior at Palo.

On Wednesday, it was a dark vs. light day where panthers could wear all white or black. In addition, there was an arm-wrestling contest for students during lunch.  

“It was a fun experience, and it was a good challenge since I got to dress in one color, which is something I don’t do regularly,” says Tessa Forth, a senior at Palo.

Thursday’s theme brought people together through its theme of twinning with your friends. This day was the best day to showcase some of the best panther harmonies. Later at lunch, Palo’s student council organized a three-legged race to embody the theme.

“I felt a strong bond with Christian while twinning because it showed a depth to our friendship,” said Bryan Corona, a junior at Palo.

To conclude this exciting week on the Palo campus, panthers dressed in their class colors to express their panther pride. Grey was assigned to freshmen, white to sophomores, green to juniors, and black to seniors. During lunch, there was a lively environment with musical chairs. 

As a contest, the student council counted the number of participants per class for the spirit week. The winner was the sophomore class, which was announced on Wednesday, September 29th, on PVTV. 

With over 1,200 people purchasing Homecoming tickets for the dance, panther pride is back and better than ever!