Miramonte Leadership maintains spirit despite distance

Connecting students to school in a virtual

Cayde Schmedding , Miramonte High School

From Aug. 31 to Sept. 4, Miramonte High School Leadership held the first spirit week during distance learning with themes such as Tuxedo Tuesday, Terrible Hair Thursday, and Funday Friday. Leadership encouraged students to dress up for Zoom classes on each theme day. 

On Workout Wednesday, for example, Leadership provided a workout Zoom for students to join during lunch. This is the first in a series of Leadership events to instill Miramonte students with school pride despite distancing.

“Leadership’s goal is to make sure students are connected and participating in school events,” senior Michaela Lim, Leadership’s head of student outreach, said. 

Leadership focuses on bringing students together both emotionally and physically during this time, including plans to have small gatherings on campus such as a movie night if it’s possible to do it safely.

 On Oct. 5 Leadership will lead a revised Club Day that will be held online.  Club leaders will submit videos to the Miramonte website. Instead of parading through the quad and arrays of tables and posters, students will browse through clubs by watching videos from the confines of their homes. These videos will contain information about the club’s meeting schedule, goals, and sign-up information.

The Leadership philanthropy commission, previously known as public service, launched a canned food drive on Sept. 20 at Miramonte.  The philanthropy students also plan to help sort food at local food banks. 

“To be honest we are still trying to figure everything out for Leadership,” said junior Anna Crinks, member of Leadership’s philanthropy group. With the coronavirus changing how the class would usually handle large school events, most plans require a day-by-day approach. Certain events such as the homecoming dance are unplanned thus far and likely impossible with the current situation.

Rally leaders and seniors Gio Donofrio, Donald Frank, Camrin Jaffery, Nick Mollahan, and Hannah Mueller plan to continue the Miramonte tradition by sending out videos similar to those typically played during in-person rallies.