Traditions live on
Senior skip day. Driving a tractor on the last day of school. Shaving your head before the boys swim team goes to State Championships. What do all these things have in common? They’re all traditions.
Every school has their own traditions. At Signature School, students have the tradition of participating in the Fall and Spring Fling.
“Fall and Spring Fling is basically a battle against each class,” said junior Abby Cook. “We compete in a multitude of things, such as dodgeball, basketball, and skill competitions with soccer and dribbling.”
All students are required to attend, but not all have to participate.
Cook said students who wish to participate in the battles are to sign up for the activity, while those who don’t wish to participate can cheer for their fellow classmates.
Since Signature doesn’t have sports, students view the flings as a way to show off their athletic abilities and compete with one another.
“At the end we tally up the points for each round and whoever has the most wins is the class that wins,” said Cook. “Usually the seniors win.”
Winning isn’t the only thing the Flings are about, it’s more than that. The Flings are a way to show off their school pride.
“It’s a part of who we are,” said Cook.