Francis Lewis Has Spirit!

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During the week of March 18th to March 22nd, Francis Lewis High School promoted school spirit by encouraging students to participate in a different theme every day. The week started off with ‘Meme Day’ on Monday, ‘Twin Day’ on Tuesday, ‘School Spirit Day’ on Wednesday, ‘Denim Day’ on Thursday, and ‘Hawaiian Day’ on Friday. Francis Lewis News went around the school throughout the week, interviewing students and staff about their participation in this spirited week. 

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  • Spread the Word: In the days before Spirit Week, countless banners displaying the days and their themes can be seen around Francis Lewis High School.

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • The Saltiest of Baes: A junior dressed up for Meme Day as the Internet's favorite seasoning-loving butcher.

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • HUH!?: Senior Anaiyah Smith accessorized around her chosen meme look. After a last minute wardrobe change, Smith finally found a meme she could personally connect to. "Well, this morning I was gonna dress up as another meme and then I thought about it and I was like I’m just gonna do this other girl," Smith explained. "She relates more to me because that’s my natural look."

    Emily Dinnanauth

  • Rock On: Francis Lewis faculty member Mr. Waltzer promotes self-care with his minimalist Meme Day outfit.  "Regardless of whether other people like you or not, you should love yourself because that’s where true self-confidence begins,” Mr. Waltzer expressed. He also explained that, if he could, he would implement 'Everybody Go to Class and Be on Time Week.'

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • Road Work Ahead? Uh Yea, I Sure Hope It Does!: Senior Emily Bello proudly displays her favorite home-made meme, courtesy of vine. “I didn’t have any boxes with me so I went to McDonalds and to like four stores and repeatedly asked them if they had any old cardboard boxes," Bello explained. "It was at like 8 pm last night."

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • But That’s None of My Business: Senior Ashley Omezi celebrates Meme Day as the most popular muppet. Although it certainly is fun, walking around looking like a meme the entire day isn't always easy. “All my friends say they’re tired of me because...you can’t take me seriously," Omezi said. "I’m walking around with a whole cup."

    Emily Dinnanauth

  • Pika Pika: SO representative and senior Ellen Lee poses in her Pokemon-inspired outfit. As a member of SO, Lee disclosed some details about the behind the scenes of Spirit Week. “We have meetings. So, all the SO members have meetings mostly on Tuesdays," Lee explained. "And we decide which day is most appropriate for each day.”

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • Triple Threat: Juniors Isabella Lebarr, Kaliyah Robinson, and Sahar Husain celebrate Meme Day in style. Robinson credited memes as an integral part of her generation, as she and her friends dressed up as Kermit The Frog, Salt Bae, and the infamous squinting woman. “It’s an iconic day, you know,” Robinson said. “I feel like we always reference memes so we just kinda had to.”

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • Friendly Flannels: Juniors Bianca Sukhnandan and Sergio Ramirez accidentally coordinated their outfits for Twin Day. Sukhnandan participated in Spirit Week last year and anticipates it as an annual tradition. “Everyone dressed up for character day and it was really fun,” said Sukhnandan. “It was like a second Halloween.”

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • Spirit in the SO: FLHS representatives, John Douveas, Anaiyah Smith, Ashley Omezi, and others, show off their patriot pride. "It would be more fun if kids did it, but whatever," Douveas said. "I did amazing."

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • One Last Time: Francis Lewis High School couple, and seniors, Jacqueline Correa and Jordan Lim pose together in their school-spirit inspired styles. For both, this spirit week will be their final one. "Its my last year, so I might as well," Correa explained.

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • Denim Spirit: Yeshenia Garcia participates on Denim Day to contribute to school spirit. "If everyone would participate, then the school would be more united," Garcia expressed.

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • Denim Out: Sophomore Brianna Londoño incorporates her style into denim day easily. "It wasn't intentionally," Londoño explained. "That's just my style."

    Emily Dinnanauth

  • ALOHA: Sophomore Amber Brice brightens the rainy Friday with a flower crown to participate in Hawaiian Day. Some spirit week outfits took more preparation than others. "It was fun showing off my flower crown," Brice said. "I stayed up late last night making it."

    Emily Dinnanauth