SBA’s Spirit Wear Wednesdays
The students of St. Brother Andre began their year with Athletic Council selling Cardinals sweatshirts sold in a variety of colours, but it wasn’t until this semester that Student Body President, Melissa Bennardo, brought up the idea of Spirit Wear Wednesdays.
So, what is this bright idea? The concept is simple: spirit wear
is now allowed to be worn on Wednesdays, instead of the previous school rule which allowed spirit wear on SBA game days only. The idea was one of Melissa’s key points when running for president and she believes that it is a great chance for the Cardinals to show off their school spirit! She explained her initial idea saying, “I wanted to spread school spirit and also give a purpose to our Cardinal sweaters!” This would not only bring awareness to the common sweaters sold through Marchants, but the event celebrates all councils, clubs, and sports teams. Students enjoy the chance of wearing their possibly personalized jerseys or council gear, including a hoodie, crew-neck, or t-shirt that have a Cardinal on it!
While talk about this event began in first semester, staff and students agreed and got on board with the idea in January of 2015. While some students never even knew of the previous rules and some teachers enjoyed them, the ultimate decision was positive for SBA students. The first Wednesday, which was February 11th, included live tweeting, with the use of the hashtag #uniform4spirit, and many participants. @SBAannouncements tweeted, “Our first spirit wear Wednesday was a success! Thank you to all those who participated.” Most teachers were pleased to not have to waste time worrying about the perfect uniform and thought that Spirit Wear Wednesdays even saved class time. Mr. Zaroski, SBA’s principal, tweeted that he was looking forward to the Spirit Wear Wednesdays to come.
Spirit Wear Wednesdays has passed the trial run of a few weeks and is hopefully now an ongoing weekly event! If you haven’t gotten your Cardinals gear already, go to marchants.com/sba to browse for fun every Wednesday! Hope to see all of you participating and have a good Spirit Wear Wednesday!