By Ludi Canales and Juliana Blatzheim Posted March 10, 2023
This year’s Winterfest theme was Wacky Week of Spirit. The students at LHS went all out dressing up their best to match the different dress-up days and themes.
To kick off Winterfest week, Lowry students had the opportunity to either come to school in their pajamas or in a mismatched outfit. Pajama day is a classic spirit day that could never get old. Lowry students went all out on Monday. Many would argue that PJ day is boring and basic however Lowry students prove them wrong.
There was a large variety of different pajamas coming through the doors of Lowry High. From pajama sets, bottoms, or full-on onesies. Lowry students always dress up when it comes to PJ day. It was a nice and classy way to start the Winterfest spirit week.
“PJ day was super nice, I didn’t have to wake up and get ready. I was able to just roll out of bed in my pajamas and start my day,” said Jack DeLong.
Also, to start the Winterfest spirit week, Lowry Leadership, with the help of many, set up a fantastic pep assembly.
The assembly was full of fun games, exciting moments, and tons of Lowry pride. Ending the first day of Winterfest week with an incredible assembly really helped students and staff get into the dress-up days, activities, and especially, showing off their Lowry Pride and making this Winterfest spirit week one of the best.
The assembly started with, of course, performances from the band, and the cheer and dance teams. Their amazing hard work and talent filled our gym and halls with Lowry Spirit and continuous support, the students and staff pride and wish luck to Lowry sports teams.
“The opening assembly to Winterfest week was super fun, Braatz emphasized. I had a great time cheering with my friends and watching everyone participate in the assembly,” said Maura Braatz.
The second spirit day of Winterfest week was twin day, everybody tried their best to match with someone special to them. It went from wearing only the same shirt to even wearing the same exact outfits as each other, and a lot of people went out of their way to match with someone.
“Twinning with my friend Natalya was super fun and we got a lot of compliments from our other friends,” said Kylee Wilkinson. “We looked exactly alike.”
On Wednesday, February 1, students had a choice of wearing a bucket hat or a baseball cap to show school spirit. Many students showcased their pride by showing off their unique hats.
“I noticed there were a lot of students with red hats but they all had different designs,” said Madysson Muñoz, noting the popular color choice of students.
This spirit day was quite popular, as many students own hats that they wear daily. However, it was interesting to see the different design choices of students.
On Wednesday night, “Lowry’s Got Talent” took place, sponsored by drama and stagecraft. Many students showed up to support and enjoy the fun, filling the auditorium. The acts performed well, and the drama class made it a show.
“The talents shown were very enjoyable,” said Adelyn Quirare. “I had a good time.”
After much deliberation from the panel of judges, the podium was decided. Joshua Burchette and Amaya Pederson took first place with a musical performance. Following them, in second place, was Noah Garner, who performed digital music that he composed himself. In third place was Keira Lindeman, who sang. These Lowry students, as well as all the other students that performed, made it a truly enjoyable night for the crowd that came.
Spirit Day 4 for Winterfest will knock you back with the nostalgia and freshness of the future that the day brought. Students and staff could dress up as their future selves or their past selves back in elementary school. People brought stuffed animals and blankets and tied their hair back in pigtails with frills to revive their look from elementary school.
“Being able to dress as an elementary kid again allowed me to express creativity with my colors and patterns,” said Hayden Case. “I really liked dressing up as a little kid again because it just reminded me to always have fun and be carefree.”
For those who dressed in the future, they chose all kinds of different occupations, from business workers to teachers. Some brought out their finest blazers and glasses, while others brought a useful toolbelt.
That night, the sophomore class hosted the 2023 dodgeball tournament that consisted of eight different teams. The Misfits took the win but before winning they had to face the varsity wrestling team. Members of the Misfits were Dempsey Jenkins, Txema Bengochea, Pete Bengochea, ReiCyan Grau, Anthony Guzman, Matthew Casalez, Rigo Esquivel, Kayd Garner, and Gabe Lange.
“I felt super excited when we won the dodgeball tournament,” said Anthony Guzman. “We didn’t have as many players as the other teams, and we were still able to come back. My team was incredible and we had everything we needed to win.”
The day was entertaining and a little healing for some. It was a day to remember from Winterfest.
On Friday, Lowry leadership hosts an end-of-the-week assembly to show off their school spirit. This assembly presented our school’s Winterfest king and queen. Each person was announced by name and as they walked down the floor to the middle of the court they were escorted in pairs.
The candidates included Emma Gray, Jada Matheny, and Ryleigh Raabe for Winterfest queen, and Deven Gomez, Jordan Bills, and Ruben Garcia for Winterfest king. When all three pairs were in the middle of the floor, they announced the winning king and queen candidates. After all the votes were tallied, the winners were Emma Grey and Jordan Bills.
“Watching my sister run for Winterfest queen made me happy. Even though she may not have won, I was so proud of her,” said Kalli Raabe.
“I honestly thought this assembly was fun,” said Madysson Muñoz, “You just had to partake in the activities to have any fun.”
The “Pie a Teacher” raffle was very popular among the students. Everyone seemed to enjoy seeing their teachers get pied. Other teachers even enjoyed watching their co-workers get pied in the face as well. The Lowry leadership class also held a raffle for all of the Lowry students. This biggest prize was a $100 cash prize which was won by freshman Joshua Burchette.