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"All the kids [here] really engage," she said. "They get excited, and they take pride in their class."

Newell was one of the teachers who participated in a lip syncing activity.

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"I’m really impressed with how involved everyone is, the teachers, staff and students," Newell said. "It gives everyone an opportunity to be their best."

Spirit week is such a big event at West High that student body officers from other schools are invited to do the judging in certain competitions.

"A lot of schools come to visit our school during spirit week because we seem to be able to generate a lot of enthusiasm," King said.

This year the juniors were declared victors.

Bonella said sometimes class pride gets out of hand and turns into bullying and taunting, but when it’s all regulated, the great thing about spirit week is it allows kids to attune their energy to something positive and school-related.

"Ninety-nine percent of the time, it’s healthy for those kids," Bonella said.

King has been teaching at West High for almost 13 years, and she has seen spirit week carried on strong at West High throughout the years.

"The kids really enjoy it," she said. "It takes a lot of time and effort, but it’s worth it."

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