Classes showcase their creativity on the main staircase for Spirit Week

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Addyson Connolly

The senior banner paints a chandelier, with the Lemont and Bremen logos on each side. Bremen wears a jester hat, while Lemont wears a crown. Many jewels and gems dangle from the banner. 

Along with skits, dressing up, and other fundraisers, classes can show their artistic sides with the class Homecoming banner. The class representatives of each grade are tasked with decorating an 8 by 4 feet banner to hang on the main staircase. The banners must match the theme, Masquerade, and incorporate the Homecoming football game against Bremen. To level the playing field, all parts of the banner must be homemade.

The freshman features an open curtain with a mask and football helmets taking the stage.
(Addyson Connolly)
The sophomore banner has a “Phantom of the Opera” feel, also donning a curtain with a spotlight on the Lemont football helmet. Each football helmet has a mask to match the theme.  (Addyson Connolly)

 

The junior banner takes place on a football field, placing masks front and center.  (Addyson Connolly)

 

The senior banner paints a chandelier, with the Lemont and Bremen logos on each side. Bremen wears a jester hat, while Lemont wears a crown. Many jewels and gems dangle from the banner.  (Addyson Connolly)

Creating these banners takes a lot of work, taking up many hours after school. Junior Aashka Trivedi knows what it takes to finish a banner. “It took us about 20 hours to complete my banner. There were 8 people on our team,” Trivedi said. 

Additionally, the students are responsible for gathering their own materials. The design was intricate and had a lot of working parts. The seniors especially used a lot of materials to create their banner. “The design was intricate and had a lot of working parts,” senior Aleksa Kirkus said. “It was necessary to spend a lot of time on the elements and measuring. Overall, we had such a fun time creating it.” 

The banners were judged on Sept. 29, 2021 after school. The senior banner won first, the sophomores won second, the freshman won third, and the juniors placed last.