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Shaunessy (Shaun) McGowen is a senior at St. Charles High School. Shaun spends most of her time listening to music and you can most likely catch her with a pair of earphones. She does crew in Theatre every...

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Emma Langstadt is a freshman at St. Charles High. This is her first year on the newspaper staff after she was in Journalism during first semester. She is a Student Council class officer and is also participating...

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Lana Usery is a sophomore at St. Charles High School, and this is her first year on the newspaper staff. She loves reading, writing, and listening to music. She is currently on the Danceline, FBLA and...

Something to Fight For

St Charles High starts a new tradition with the Spirit Stick
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Logan Brown
The Senior class float carries the spirit stick in the parade after winning it at the assembly.

The Spirit Stick, dubbed Clyde Jr. after our beloved mascot, was awarded for the first time at the Homecoming assembly on Oct. 13. The new tradition was brought by StuCo, and was brought as a way to show the school which class has the most school spirit during Homecoming. Clyde Jr. was given to the senior class after they won the most spirit points at the assembly, and was carried on their class float the next morning.

“I feel very happy about winning it because we want to make sure that we have enough school spirit to last us through our last year of high school,” senior class president Mark Schaub said.

The Spirit Stick will be awarded to the winning class at homecoming every year, and the StuCo staff is hopeful this tradition will continue for years to come.

A full look at Clyde Jr.

 

“The goal is that every year we’ll put the grade level or the class year on the spirit stick,” StuCo sponsor Skye Reichert said. “Typically the Seniors are always going to win because, we know this, but it’ll say like class of 2024, so we can have that running and we can see who wins every year. The goal is that it’ll go in the trophy case and everyone can see it on display.”

The idea is that the Spirit Stick will motivate students to participate in Homecoming activities to win the stick. 

“It’s kind of like a little reward, like you’re not just putting all the spirit in just for your school, but you’re putting in the spirit so you can win the spirit stick,” StuCo member Hope Day said. 

So that way we can show the others to lift their school spirit and make sure they can take pride in being in St Charles High School.

— Mark Schaub

Because StuCo is not in charge of every spirit week that happens during the year, Clyde Jr. will most likely stay a yearly Homecoming tradition rather than being awarded every spirit week.

 

 

“I think it’s nice to have a physical representation of not only school spirit, but then that kind of passing of the torch being able to show who is the best and who has worked the hardest to show our spirit and collaboration for the building and being able to just have fun with it,” Reichert said.

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