Week of the spirits and spirited at SHS

By Kelsie Crough

No one does it like Smithfield! In the week following Columbus Day, Smithfield High School launched into spirit week which hosts friendly class competition and exciting after-school events including a hypnotist show by the one and only Frank Santos. Spirit week is a week-long tradition the school puts on once a year, the week of Sentinel football’s homecoming game. It entices the students to dress in outlandish costumes in accordance to themes. This year started with America Day, then Sports Day, Class Color Day, and finally Green and Gold Day. The class that appears the most spirited gains the most points over the other classes. Another friendly, weeklong competition between classes is the penny wars which encourage students to bring in loose change to put their class ahead of others in the competition. All the money made goes into funding other school activities. The week ended positively for the Sentinels, ending Friday with a pep rally that left students energized and filled with school pride as well as insuring the win of the Senior class of 2019 in the clash of the classes! But the wins don’t end after the final bell. High spirits of the pep rally crowds seem to have transferred onto the field that night as the Smithfield Sentinel Football team battled out victoriously in a game against Narragansett. Winning 13-0, the team had everyone beaming with Sentinel pride—because we actually won! On homecoming nonetheless! A congratulations are in order for not only the football team, but also for the homecoming court nominees this (who were announced during half) and a special congrats to seniors Trevor and Riley for winning homecoming King and Queen. It was truly a week that made you proud to be part of the Smithfield community. Go Sentinels!!!