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Juniors work on an invite for an upcoming volleyball game.
Life at Memorial High School is officially buzzing. With sports and classes starting up again, there is one organization that never really stopped. The Memorial Mustang Sweethearts have been hard at work since late May. The Sweethearts Senior Board had several meetings throughout the summer preparing to welcome back their members in mid-August. The 2019-2020 year officially began a week before classes started with four days filled with fun while painting signs and banners to decorate the school for when the students returned.
Sweethearts is an all-inclusive spirit organization with over 300 girls participating to promote school spirit to the entire student body. In addition to decorating the school, members are paired up with student athletes to provide support. They also place spirit signs in student athletes’ yards and promote games throughout each team’s season.
Sweethearts take a break from painting signs to film a Tik Tok. (Photo by Samantha Hilder).
The Sweethearts also hosted in August their second annual lock-in at Memorial. The night was filled with lots of music, games, and more. From water-balloon fights on the field to dancing the night away in the cafeteria, it was an awesome time of bonding amongst its members. Additionally, Sweethearts started a new tradition this year: The Big/Lil Sis program. This program pairs up first-year Sweethearts with seniors as buddies for the year, providing the freshmen with role models and mentors.
The student organization also gives back to the Memorial school community through philanthropy projects every year. For example, last Christmas, the Sweethearts put together a basket with a variety of goodies, including gift cards, to show appreciation to the school’s custodians. With Sweethearts, the girls work together and give back to the community. Sweethearts is a sisterhood that the girls will keep for life.