Monday, February 01, 2010

Our Award-Winning Constellation Spirit Thing

The theme of Friday morning's spirit competition was Constellations. Our team each took an animal constellation which they represented through unique headgear, except for the two leaders who dressed as Poseidon and his wife Amphitrite.

They made up a song/cheer (in Latin of course) based on Old MacDonald had a farm (which ended with us-i-o-um-o) and the animals took turns dancing according to their animal character in the middle - all led by Poseidon.

Occasionally Amphitrite would tire of this, grab the trident (or pieces of trident as the cheer went on and the cardboard trident fell to pieces) and direct all of the constellations in a rousing chorus of "Mica, Mica, Parva Stella" (Twinkle, Twinkle in Latin). Poseidon - ever the versatile master of the sea - used the trident pieces to play faux violin. It was a real hoot and took the highest score for that competition.

Oh yes, and I almost forgot to mention that our team won the 1st place spirit trophy for small schools (with the 3rd highest score overall).

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