St. Croix Educational Complex High School’s Spirit Week 2018 was not to be missed.
From an alumni basketball game featuring some of the high school’s most storied past players, to a basketball tournament with participating teams from across the territory, and the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen, the week-long event, held Dec. 11 to 15, was a grand show of blue-and-white Barracuda pride.
One of the standout events of the week was a lunchtime pep rally held in the school’s gymnasium on December 13. The event featured a variety of performances by SCECHS bands, dancers and cheerleading squads. Junior and senior class members were adorned in t-shirts representing their respective classes.
There was an impromptu dance performance by students and some audience members, which elicited the laughter and excitement of students, faculty and staff occupying the bleachers. Representatives from SCECHS’s junior and senior classes led their classmates in various chants that represented school pride.
At the end of the program, Talique Stephens and Demi Trimm were crowned SCECHS 2018-19 Homecoming King and Queen, respectively. The students received the honor based on the total number of funds raised in the senior class fundraiser.
In his closing remarks, Assistant Principal Pedro Parrilla pointed out that basketball tournament begin later that day and end on December 15 was the first tournament Complex had hosted in five years.
“We have a lot of people to thank this afternoon,” he began. “We have lots of talents here at SCECHS and events like this gives us an opportunity to display those talents.”
Complex High School’s Spirit Week was a joint effort between the Student Council, and Guidance and Physical Education departments.