Halloween Spirit Week


Photo credit to @paloverde.pride on Instagram

by Arushi Chamaria, Reporter

The Halloween spirit was on the rise at Palo Verde High School. This spirit week took place throughout the week of October 25-28. Student Council organized the week with unique dress-up days and lunch activities. 

On Monday, the theme was flannel day, where panthers were encouraged to wear their favorite flannel. The lunch activity was a potato sack race in the main quad.  

“I had a nice experience by wearing a flannel since it was easy for me to dress up. In addition, I was glad to participate in panther pride,” says Shayaan Harvis, a sophomore at Palo.

The next day, it was alter ego day. The idea was for students and faculty to get out of their comfort zone by wearing something they wouldn’t usually wear. For the lunch activity of the day, the students enjoyed some backyard games. 

“I got a lot of compliments that day and it was a new experience,” said Sydney Mitchell, a Palo senior. 

On Wednesday, the Palo Student Council had the new Adam Sandler day theme where Palo panthers were encouraged to dress in Adam Sandler style with baggy shirts and basketball shorts. In addition, there was an oreo eating contest during lunch.  

“It was super comfortable and a unique day. I had the time of my life and I wish every day was Adam Sandler [day],” said Thea Uhl, a senior at Palo.  
Abigail Samuelson, a senior at Palo verde says, “I have grown up watching Adam Sandler, and having to embody him was the greatest thing ever. I had so much fun!”

To conclude the thrilling week of spookiness, students and faculty were encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes. During lunch, students took part in pumpkin decorating. 

“I felt very excited to dress up for my first Halloween costume day. It was fun,” said freshman Jules Chevaluir.  

11th grader Sara Atuizio-Camero said, “It felt nice to be able to wear my costume. It was a break from all academic stress by having this exciting spirit week.”

With immense participation and a successful Palo Haunted House, Halloween at Palo Verde high school was better than ever!