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  • Writer's pictureMorgan Monaco

Mount Juliet Coming Home Spirit Week: One to Remember

Updated: Jan 19, 2023

January 10 through January 17 were some quite eventful days for Mount Juliet. We had a time of fun and enthusiasm due to dress-down days, pep rallies and the Coming Home basketball game.

Starting off the spirit week on Tuesday, January 10, the spirit day was soccer moms vs BBQ dads. Among our soccer moms, there were lots of sporty outfits, baseball caps, sunglasses and tumblers. They looked ready for soccer games, as they were prepped with carrot sticks and apple slices: a nutritional snack for the kiddos after all their hard work. As for the BBQ dads, there wore comfy outfits, football t-shirts, baseball caps and mustaches. These dads carried around tongs and spatulas throughout the day, waiting for the right time to fire up the grill.

On Wednesday, January 11, participation was at an all-time high. Bear Pride did not appear black and gold, but purple in memory of Green Hill High School student Ambria McGregor. In honor of Ambria, the Bears had a purple out to show our support towards her, family and friends.

Getting closer and closer to Coming Home, on Thursday, January 12 our spirit day was mathlete vs athlete. Athletes of all sports were roaming the halls with many different types of jerseys and athletic wear. The mathletes on the other hand were sporting quiz-ready outfits all around the building.

On Friday, January 13, the MJ dress down day was swinter. This day was very chilly for students, as they were wearing summer clothing in the winter. The halls were filled with shorts, flip-flops, tank tops, t-shirts, floral patterns and bright colors.

Monday, January 16, Wilson County Schools were out in recognition of Martin Luther King Day.

Closing off the spirit week on Tuesday, January 17, our dress-down assignment was for students to dress as teachers and teachers to dress as students. Teachers were dressed very comfy and casual, while the students dressed lecture-ready. A popular choice for students on this day was dressing as Mrs. Harris, who is known to wear lots of flannels. Of our more unique choices, who could miss Chloe Johnston ('26) dressed up as Coach Shackley for this day.

During the school day on Tuesday, we held a pep rally to prep for the Coming Home basketball game that evening. This pep rally was very cheerful, having performances from both the dance and cheer team. Also, we recognized our boys' bowling team for making it to state championships. Adding to the fun, each grade level participated in games, ending with the juniors winning above the other grades.

As the pep rally was coming to a close, for the first time this year the seniors showed their school spirit above all others, gaining control of the spirit stick.

To end the event, we sang our Alma Mater and said our traditional five words.

In the evening at the Coming Home ceremony, Osize Daniyan ('23) won Coming Home king, escorted by Karly Costley ('23).

The Bears ended the day with a close game against Cookville. In the end, MJ won 54-51, adding yet another win to their hot streak. This spirit week will be one to remember.

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