By: Joshua Edillon
Following tradition, the beginning of the new school year is marked with the Spirit Week celebration. Despite the shift to an online platform and the restrictions on outdoor travel, the MI Upper School still found ways to create their own costumes and continue with the event as a whole. The week began with Monday’s Wear Your Smarts, where you wore the color corresponding to your main smart. The day after was Tuesday’s Smart Leaders, where students wore and presented leaders’ quotes on innovation on their clothing. Wednesday’s Environmental Leaders involved upcycled costumes — accessories made from recycled materials of any kind. On the same day, the newly-arrived Grade 9 students nominated candidates for their Batch Representative. For Thursday’s Ethical Leaders, students dressed in their power attire, or how they envisioned a modern-day leader.
At the end of the week was Friday’s Global Leaders, however, the delay in the normal schedule would make this event coincide with the Buwan ng Wika celebration. The Upper School dressed as their favorite Filipino heroes and gathered around to watch each class’s presentation. The theme of course was to showcase MI Pinoy Pride. Ultimately, the top three would be taken by: 11- Castitas in third place, 12- Prudentia in second place, and 9- Humilitas striking gold.
Although the school is facing obstacles and learning to adapt, MI has been able to persevere and go forward with this celebration. Let this be a reminder for us to keep our chin up and face the year ahead, whatever it may bring.
AWARDS FOR SPIRIT WEEK x ARAW NG WIKA S.Y. 2020–2021
Early Bird — 9 Humanitas
Best Production Design: 12-Iustitia
Best Picture: 9- Humanitas
Best Video Editing: 10-Industria
Best Original Screenplay: 11-Frenum
3rd Runner Up: 10-Liberalitas
2nd Runner Up:11-Castitas
1st Runner Up: 12-Prudentia
Spirit Week Champion: 9-Humilitas