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 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.
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, brings 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.
“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