Spirit Week Camaraderie



McDonogh’s Spirit Week 2015, held in the days leading up to the 100th Game against Gilman on Saturday, November 7, was filled with excitement. The Monday-Thursday Middle and Upper School dress-up days were just the warm- up for the all-school Spirit Day on Friday, November 6. Depending on the day, students wore pajamas, team jerseys, patriotic colors, and camouflage and green to represent Archer’s Army – the legion of friends pulling for the recovery of McDonogh junior Archer Senft.

On Tuesday, November 3, Gilman’s Football team, headmaster and administrators, as well as the student body president and fall sports captains came to McDonogh for an assembly during which representatives from Gilman spoke to McDonogh’s Upper School. The following day, a similar contingent from McDonogh visited Gilman. Headmaster Charlie Britton, football co-captain Alton L. ’16, and SGA president Alex L. ’16 addressed Gilman’s Upper School student body, which was dressed in orange for the day.

Throughout the week, the McDonogh and Gilman mini-buses sat on the opposite school’s campus for a Stuff-A-Bus campaign. McDonogh filled the Gilman bus with non-perishable food items that will be delivered to the Donald Bentley Food Pantry; and Gilman filled the McDonogh bus whose next stop is the Maryland Food Bank.

The final event before Spirit Day was the annual Powder Puff football game, which took place on the evening of Thursday, November 5 under the lights in John McDonogh Stadium. The girls from the Class of 2016 took on girls from the Class of 2017. Congratulations to the junior girls on their victory!

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