Prefect Council is holding the annual school Fanatic Fest at the Upper School this week. Each day of the week has a unique theme set by the representatives to bolster school spirit in anticipation of Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 27. The Prefects informed all upper school students of Fanatic Fest via email on Oct. 18.
Monday, Oct. 22 was touted as “Invisible Day,” as school was closed for mid-semester break.
Students paired up and wore matching clothing to resemble twins for “Twin Twosday” on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
Wednesday, Oct. 24 will be “Way-Back-Whensday,” also known as “80’s day.” Students will wear 1980’s-style clothing and Prefect Council will sell Jamba Juice smoothies in the quad during activities period.
Students will wear western-style clothing on Thursday, Oct. 25, named “Hoedown Throwdown Thursday.”
The final day of Fanatic Fest, Friday, Oct. 26, will be “Colors Day.” Each grade is assigned to a different school color – sophomores will wear red, juniors will wear white, and seniors will wear black. The entire upper school will gather in Taper Gym during a special activities period for the Fanatic Fest pep rally, led by the Head Harvard-Westlake Fanatics. The events at the pep rally are a surprise Head Prefect Katie Lim ’13 said. Last year’s pep rally included events such as a slam dunk contest and jousting battles.
“Fanatic fest happens every year, but it’s the first time that we can come together at the school and really get excited for Homecoming, especially since we don’t have an official Homecoming dance,” Senior Prefect Morgan Hallock ’13 said. “This week is a really fun time for everyone to show their spirit, do the different dress-up days, and just show support for their classmates who will be competing on Saturday.”
Four varsity sports teams will compete at home on Homecoming, beginning with the newly-crowned Mission League champion field hockey team facing Bonita in the first game at 3:15 p.m., followed by boys’ water polo against Murrieta Valley at 4:30 p.m.. Girls’ volleyball will look for retribution against Notre Dame, who defeated the Wolverines 3-0 on September 27, at 5:30 p.m.. Football will play in the final game of the night at 7:30 p.m., as they look to rebound after being handed their first league loss in a 78-34 defeat against Chaminade last week.