Student Council launches holiday social media contest

Photo and video submissions will earn classes points towards year-end reward


Josie Flanagan

Sophomore Josie Flanagan places chocolate-covered cookies on a cooking sheet. Students were encouraged to submit photos of their “most scrumdiddlyumptious” holiday-themed baked-goods as part of the holiday spirit contest.

Makenna Kramer, Reporter

WEB EXCLUSIVE Student Council is running a holiday-themed TikTok and photo contest of baked goods, ugly sweaters, and family pets in festive attire, with extra class points awarded for individuals who place entries in all four categories.

“It’s been really fun to get submissions from all the grades with different costumes with everyone just going for it,” Aly Bannister, Student Council Executive Officer, said. “We really want to show the community — and the freshmen especially — that there is spirit at school.”

The competition is part of a wider, year-long contest that Spirit Representatives announced in October.

“These class competitions are a good way to help get closer to your classmates because we’re all working together,” sophomore Anoushka Dadlani said. “Especially in times like these, I feel like spirit is super important.”

Spanish teacher Rebecca Jenkinson says she enjoys the festivities and looks forward to participating in future spirit initiatives. Previous spirit activities have included a tie-dye themed day and “Wacky Zoom Box Thursday.” 

“I think it’s fun in this time of a lot of stress and darkness to bring some spirit,” Jenkinson said. “It’s like giving us a spiritual hug when we can’t actually hug.” 

The competition is open until Dec. 18, and winning entries will be announced at the all-school holiday assembly on Dec. 22. 

“Spirit activities really bring the community together,” Dadlani said. “I love how we can all connect and unite, even virtually.”