Basketball Spirit Week brings new ways for students to give back

It’s spirit week at Bearden to celebrate basketball homecoming.

The remaining themes for each day of the week are Preppy Day (Tuesday), 1980s Day (Wednesday), Senior Citizen Day (Thursday), and Red-Out Day (Friday).

Tuesday night is the basketball homecoming game against Heritage. The homecoming court will be presented, and a homecoming king will be crowned.

That night, clubs and grades can set up booths to sell food or drinks in order to raise money. Half of the funds made will go to Food for Kids, a Second Harvest program that works to send hungry children home with backpacks of food on Friday for the weekend.

On Thursday, Bearden clubs are participating in a school-wide cleanup day. Each club will be in charge of an area on the Bearden campus. In an effort to make the school cleaner, students can also earn service hours needed for clubs like Key Club, NHS, or SGA.

“I am excited for the clean up day because I think it will encourage Bearden’s students to keep our school campus clean,” sophomore Sarah Hall said. “It is the students’ job to take care of our school and make a difference.”

Hall is the co-chair of the committee in charge of the cleanup, along with sophomore Katie Cloyd.

The Friday night basketball game against Farragut is a red-out. Red shirts will be on sale to benefit the American Heart Association. Bearden has challenged Farragut to see who can raise more for a good cause.

Each day of the week, students will complete service projects during their ten minutes of Sustained Silent Reading in second block such as writing notes to the school staff, cleaning their teachers’ rooms, or paying compliments to the people around them.

“This week is focused on service we do at Bearden,” SGA president Katherine Krouse said.