On Sunday, Sept. 22, there was a hallway decorating competition among the classes from 1-4pm. Each graduating class was invited to come help decorate their hallway to try and win spirit week points.
Each class was assigned a different hallway; therefore, each hallway of the school would be decorated in Stow spirit for homecoming week.
Student Council provided all the decorations for each of the grades and each class had free range to decorate the hallways as they saw fit with only a few restrictions.
A few of the restrictions were: tape could not be on any painted surface, no paint on window and no paint on the lockers.
Each class followed these rules, and made the hallways very unique and different. They added some ideas that some of the other classes did not do.
Sophomore, Mariah Propst, thought it was a good way to have kids be able to express their creativity if kids didn’t want to dress up; however, the hallways could have been more unique if more of a variety of supplies were provided.
“It could be a better way for students to express their creativity if we could bring in our own decorations, or if more of a variety was provided,” Propst said.
Since all the kids in the high school were invited to come help, there were a variety of unique ideas added to each hallway. Some kids handled different aspects of the hallway; however, they all worked as a team to complete the hallway.
Hallway decorating is a fun way for all students to be able to come together and try and earn spirit week points. Student Council also ordered pizza and water for the kids to enjoy while they were decorating.
A new idea added this year to be more creative was a banner. Each grade had to decorate their own class banner in a unique way place it in their hallway.
Although each hallway is decorated with maroon and gold, the theme for homecoming gets incorporated even if it is a small way.
“We always try and incorporate the theme even if it is small. For example, the sophomores used the streamers to make curtain like designs like they had in Old Hollywood,” said Propst.
The hallway decorating competition was won by the sophomore class giving them 15 spirit points, putting them in the lead for the class competition. It will also bring them more excitement for the pep rally on Friday.