Seniors take first place for Patriotic Day

Ilana Arougheti

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Students from all grades deck themselves out in red, white in blue as they compete for the first place spot during Patriotic Day.

Cherry Hill East’s spirit week festivities and the daily outfit themes that make the week unique continued Monday with Red, White and Blue day. Participants were encouraged to wear red, white and blue in order to gain points for their class.

Throughout the day, students and staff showed off their patriotic aesthetic in a myriad of ways, from t-shirts to flannels to red, white and blue socks, and so much more. “[My outfit] is so patriotic that even Obama is jealous,” joked Julia Udell (’19), who wore white socks, red shoes and a blue jacket.

Some of the day’s most creative looks were coincidental or spur-of-the-moment. Emma Stopek (’19) brought a little 80’s throwback into her outfit by pairing red and white hair scrunchies with a blue shirt; however, her spirited ensemble did not come together until the very last minute. “I was running out of the house when I realized I was only wearing blue and white, so I found a red scrunchie,” said Stopek.

Students from every grade participated in the day’s dress-up, as well as members of the faculty. Mrs. Elizabeth Keeley-Cain, for one, was spotted wearing a shirt with an American flag on the front. Aviva Lerman (’19), a sophomore who spent the day decked out in red, white, and blue, reflected that Spirit Week themed days “are cool because it’s fun to dress up and be spirited,” although she also expressed a wish for more creative and unique dress-up themes in the future.

At the end of the day, the seniors took first place, followed by the juniors in second, freshmen in third, and sophomores in fourth.

Don’t forget to wear blue on Tuesday to score points for your class!