I went to the Sadie Hawkins dance, but I didn’t go because I wanted to dance. I just wanted to see what kind of turnout it would have, and I was expecting the worst. I honestly came out a little surprised. The Aux. gym did look nice, so clearly this was meant to be a dance equal to Homecoming. Unfortunately, it was lacking in something very important: students.
There were people there, but so few students chose to attend the dance that
the Aux. gym felt empty. This troubling development is just one in a long line of school spirit-related problems, and our school seems to have plenty of those.
Outside of the homecoming dance and game and maybe Prom, it seems that most people just really don’t care about school-related events. Whether it’s from indifference, having more important things to do or just a lack of time, the fact is that most students just don’t find school spirit useful or worth the effort.
As you’ve probably noticed, school spirit is not everyone’s top priority, and while I have nothing against school spirit, I just don’t see the need for it. The purpose of school spirit is to create a sense of school unity, but do we really need to feel more connected to other students in this school? While it would be cool if Oakton could fill a stadium for a football game or a track meet with fans, it’s really not necessary.
So in a perfect world, the administration would see the error of their ways, use this money
elsewhere and leave us alone, but that’s not going to happen. If it’s not the leadership kids trying to promote school spirit, (bless their hearts by the way for trying as hard as they do in such an apathetic environment) some administrator or parent would try, because someone in or around this school thinks we need school spirit. The point is, most of the students at this school do not care who wins or loses, and nothing anyone says will change that. Let us just accept that, move on and have peaceful Fridays once again.