It’s an early Friday morning as students drowsily stumble into Room A212 in between yawns and soft sleep mutterings. Spanish teacher Molly Guadiamos, however, sports a bright pearly white smile, a color that matches perfectly with the “artfully” designed ugly sweater she’s wearing.
“The first thing I did was laugh because it was just so unique,” sophomore Derek Lee said, “Es muy bueno!”
Ugly Sweater Day is one of the four spirit days in Holiday Week organized by leadership for everyone to have fun and get into the holiday spirit in the days leading up to the dreaded finals.
Guadiamos has always been a big fan of spirit days at MVHS, and Ugly Sweater Day is no exception.
“There was an ugly sweater contest coming up, and I tried to look for a Hanukkah sweater, but I couldn’t find one, so I had to make my own,” Guadiamos said, “I tried to make it as ugly as possible. I found some finger puppets, a light up dreidel, and even some chocolate gelts, which are chocolate coins, and then glued them all on the sweater.”
Guadiamos isn’t the only one getting into the spirit of the holidays, as many other students and staff are also geared up in all different kinds of sweaters.
“Ugly Sweater Day did really well last year,” sophomore class officer and treasurer Ashley Chang said, “People seemed to enjoy it, so we wanted to do it again and help raise holiday spirit.”