Students at Montini Catholic are taking a brief time out from their normal hybrid learning routines to pause and celebrate '8 days of Bronco Pride' during the Lasallian high school's 'Welcome Week' (September 23 - October 2), sponsored by their Student Government.
"The week officially began with a Hallway Decorating Contest between the classes on Wednesday (September 23rd)," said Student Government Moderator, Laura Medina. "The voting has begun and we are waiting for the results." In addition to the decorating, the students will be celebrating three different themed dress down days: Pajama Daze, Screamin' Neon Day and Class Color Days. "We will also be celebrating with an all school Mass on Monday and Tuesday (September 28th and 29th)." (There are two Masses so as to accommodate the two cohorts - which alternate in-school days due to Covid regulations.)
Normally during this time of year, Broncos are celebrating Homecoming Week, however with the Football season being postponed, Student Government representatives wanted to continue the annual tradition of a 'spirit week' to keep fellow students engaged. "It's been tough not having a Homecoming Dance to look forward to at the end of the week, but we’re still determined to show our school spirit," said Vice President (senior) Nora Sypkens, while adding that her senior class is confident that they will win the Hallway Decorating Contest. "We are hoping that students will take advantage of these opportunities for socially distant fun and community building," added Ms. Medina.
Montini's Student Government hopes to be able to plan a Homecoming Week in February when Football season is scheduled to begin.
Image above: Front row r to l: Jillian Snukst, Alivia Gianatasio and Devyn Church; Second Row: Nora Sypkens, Emerald Whaley, Alexis Ream, Ellie Dinkel and Amanda Rollag; Back Row: Nicholas Fisch, Maria Hemmersmeier, Cydney Rand, Zena Jabir, Heather Sledzinski, Victoria Badillo and Glory Ugorji;