Max Lunievicz: Grade 8
Friday, September 25, was Spirit Day at Buckley! Students were given the opportunity to wear either a shirt and/or accessory of the color of their team to represent their team spirit. This enthusiasm was clearly shown in the Spirit Assembly, which accepts new students into the Red or Blue team. In addition, team spirit was shown through the annual Red/Blue cheer, where eighth-grade team captains teach their team a song with lyrics replaced by Field Day-related words. This year, the Red team’s song was based off of “Cheerleader” by Omi, and the Blue team’s song was based off of “Drag Me Down” by One Direction.
Although there was some rivalry between the teams on Spirit Day, a warm sense of welcome placed the new students into their respective teams by allowing them to be a part of a team event right from when they joined. This year, while both teams’ cheers were excellent, the Red team won, starting off the year with a friendly rivalry that is bound to last.