Traditions

Class Mascots

Panther, Ragdoll, or Butterfly?
Every MCA student is a Cub, but each class also has another special identity: Pink Panthers, Purple Butterflies, or Blue and Red Ragdolls.

Spirit Week
Spirit Week must be experienced to be fully understood. Imagine an enormous circle of girls, dressed in identical costumes, surrounding a referee stand topped with an elaborately costumed class mascot. The mascot leads them through a series of choreographed cheers. They are synchronized, they are incredibly loud, and they are spirited beyond belief. The class exhibiting the most well-rehearsed, creative, and spirited performance is crowned the winner of Spirit Day – but they have to wait to find out. This coveted honor isn’t announced until Gym Day in the spring semester. 

Gym Day
Just before Mardi Gras, every grade level unites for Gym Day. This highly-anticipated event is the culmination of weeks of planning and practice. An undeniable sense of sisterhood can be felt in each class as they compete in six areas: Skit, Song, Stands, Banner, Volleyball, and Cheerleader/Mascot. Faculty Follies, a series of short games teachers compete in on behalf of their respective grade levels, bring comic relief to the competitive and energetic event. At the end of Gym Day, students also find out who won the most sought-after award – the winner of Spirit Day.

Passing of the Colors

At the end of school year, the senior class passes down their mascot and colors to the freshmen, their little sister class. Emotional seniors present their teary-eyed little sisters with various items symbolizing their class mascot. (During the eighth grade and ninth grade year, classes choose a temporary mascot.)

“Events like Spirit Day and Gym Day offer each student a chance to bond with fellow classmates and truly feel what it’s like to have a sisterhood surrounding you.” – Grace, Class of 2019


 

What would you be?

GRAD YEAR MASCOT
2019 Ragdolls
2020 Butterflies
2021 Panthers
2022 Ragdolls
2023 Butterflies
2024 Panthers
2025 Ragdolls
2026 Butterflies
2027 Panthers
2028 Ragdolls