ASB Update

ASB to review Spirit Week successes, failures


Courtesy of Jane Gee

Students compete in a “Minute to Win It” activity during a rally on Oct. 22. ASB is in the process of reviewing the successes and controversies of the week.

The Palo Alto High School Associated Student Body (ASB) is working on ways to further improve future student activities following the conclusion of Spirit Week and the Homecoming Dance on Oct. 26.

“In our discussion we bring up what worked and what didn’t so that each year Spirit Week gets better,” junior Spirit Commissioner Maya Ben-Efraim said. “We will continue discussing aspects of Spirit Week and will wrap up with discussing the Homecoming Dance, which was a huge success.”

Spirit Week at Paly is one of the biggest events of the year and ASB hopes to improve each year while still retaining old traditions.

“We introduced new games this year and kept a few of the old ones,” Ben-Efraim said.

However, this year’s Spirit Week was plagued with controversy.

“We’re going to be talking about our sportsmanship point system and the fairness of that, and how we can work on dealing with some of the unsportsmanlike things that occurred [during Spirit Week],” Senior Class President Audrey DeBruine. “We had the issue this year where a small group of people were losing points for their grade to the point where it became unfair for their classmates. We don’t want that to be happening, but we still want to show that rude behavior is not acceptable during Spirit Week or at any other time.”

ASB is working hard to make Paly and its student activities more enjoyable and safe.

The events that occurred over Spirit Week will hopefully lead to a better experience for future activities.

“It’s important for us to document everything now so that when ASB plans for next year, it’s even better,” DeBruine said.