Pierson celebrates with spirit

With the winter sports season upon us, Pierson High School students celebrated with spirit. Like homecoming, Spirit Night offered the chance for students to embrace their talents, work together, and cheer each other on as Whalers supporting Whalers in the school colors, scarlet and black. To kick off the event, a pep rally, winter sport team introductions, and games between the grades encouraged school spirit throughout the day.

At the evening event, the Pierson girls and boys varsity basketball teams played back-to-back. To show schoolwide support, the national anthem and school song were performed by the middle school and high school chorus, and a halftime show by the Team 28 robotics team was showcased. Also recognized were the Sag Harbor Youth Hoopers, a parent-run instructional basketball program for children in grades K-6, and their volunteer coaches, who caught a glimpse of the young players’ futures as Whalers on the High School teams.

To complete Spirit Night was a Spirit Decorating Competition hosted by the Sag Harbor Booster Foundation. To showcase who has the most school spirit, the ninth, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades competed by decorating a designated section above the bleachers using their own supplies and creativity. “Each class had only lunchtime to decorate their section,” said senior class adviser and Pierson reading teacher, Terri Federico.

Throughout Spirit Night, the class decorations were judged anonymously by individuals in the audience. During halftime at the boys' varsity basketball game, the senior class was announced as the winners and received a $100 donation from the foundation for their demonstrations of collaboration and creativity.