Spirit and Service Rule Spirit Week 2017

Congratulations to our community on another successful Spirit Week, with over 2800 items collected for non-profit organizations.

Started in 2011, Spirit Week is an annual community tradition that encourages friendly competition among the grades and inspires school spirit through celebration, costume, community outreach, and dance.

This year, our week-long community outreach drive resulted in the donation of over 2800 items, with the senior class collecting the most items overall. The numbers for each individual day, and the organizations to which we donated, break down as follows:

Monday:
Lions Club International is composed of 46,000 clubs with 1.4+ million members working to help their local communities. Marlborough collected 533 pairs of glasses to support their Sight Program initiative, which along with eyeglasses recycling, includes supporting vision screenings and eye banks.

Tuesday:
Marlborough collected 254 coats for The St. Francis Center. The mission of the center is to feed and serve the poor by creating an accepting community that provides a safe community center, a network of health and social service agencies, and basic living necessities. Donations are distributed among homeless and low-income individuals and families each week.

Wednesday:
The Princess Project promotes self-confidence by providing free prom dresses and accessories to high school teens who cannot afford them, serving over 20,000 teens since February 2002. Marlborough collected 467 dresses for the organization.

Thursday & Friday:
2020 MicroClinic is a nonprofit organization working to make pregnancy and childbirth safe for women in underserved communities by improving access to prenatal services, safe delivery, and postnatal services. Marlborough collected 1567 t-shirts that will be sent to Kenya where residents will sew them into baby clothes for new mothers in rural Kenya.

The 9th grade class had the most participation in our themed dress-up days, which included:
Be a Decade
Be Your Hero/Heroine
Be Wacky
Be Your Favorite Animal
Be Dressed in Your Class Color

Our Friday finale to Spirit Week included the class dance-off, where the 10th graders took the win with their multilayered theme of royalty, starting with ABBA's "Dancing Queen," moving through hits by pop royalty Michael Jackson, Prince and Elvis, and ending with Queen's all-inclusive anthem "We Are The Champions."

With the dance-off win added to their 3rd place finish in both the community service drive and dress-up participation, the 10th grade took 1st place overall and will receive a special treat later in the year.


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