PSAT Testing: Inside Spirit Week’s Most Infamous Day

Joe Meade, Staff Writer

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Spirit Week is often a favorite week among Oratory Prep students. From dress down days to Dodgeball, to the talent show, there is a lot to enjoy and take advantage of. However, there is one day each Spirit Week that students in grades 9 through 11 dread. That day is (you guessed it) Wednesday. Is it because Wednesdays are usually long and dreadful? No, it is because Wednesday is PSAT testing day. PSAT testing takes place on the Wednesday of every spirit week. To the inconvenience of some, it takes place less than 24 hours after an exciting and long dodgeball tournament. This means that many are very gloomy when they are handed out the test. The test takes all morning, and, although students are dismissed early, it is often a dark day in Oratory Prep Spirit Week history. This year, the infamous day took place on October 11th, 2017. I noticed that the number of smiles coming out of both Bain and DaGaeta were drastically decreased from the day before. While some shared a good laugh about the situation, many were anxious to continue on with Thursday and Friday. Many did not even notice that the campus was empty since seniors were on their college visits, and middle schoolers were on their retreat. Sadly, the horrors of the infamous Wednesday of Spirit Week took away from this rare moment.

Photo Credit: http://www.strengthperformancedaily.com/single-post/2017/04/03/Testing-Why-What-When

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