Two beloved traditions, one epic day: Spirit Day and Cake Auction
Two beloved traditions, one epic day: Spirit Day and Cake Auction

In one of the last hurrahs of the school year, students participated in the beloved traditions of Spirit Day and Cake Auction on May 24.

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Spirit Day pitted seniors against juniors in a game of kickball as sophomores and freshmen enthusiastically cheered from the stands (and busted out some impressive between-inning dance moves). It was a close game this year, with the seniors coming from behind in the last inning to win 5-4.

Then it was up to Sullivan Court for the Cake Auction, called as usual by Mr. Oder, this year wearing a Union Army cavalry hat. Seniors paraded their elaborately designed cakes around the courtyard as each class held up green or red napkins to signal their interest and worked to outbid each other (as well as a faculty and staff).

Here's what each cake sold for. Proceeds go toward the seniors' gift to the school.

Graduation Cake: Tiered white cake with red flowers. $80 to the freshmen.

USA Cake: Decorated in the good ol' red, white, and blue. $80 to the juniors.

Ring Cake: A treasure chest in a nod to this year's Ring Week theme. $310 to the juniors.

Dr. Kapolka's Jamaican Brownies: $60 to the seniors.

Castle Cake: A Disney princess's dream. $200 to PreKindergarten.

Summer Camp Cake: Inspired by s'mores. $165 to Julie Yurkovich Forrest '78, who, appropriately, is director of Summer at Santa Catalina.

Garden Cake: Topped with edible flowers. $45 to the sophomores.

SpongeBob SquarePants Cake: Fit for the Krusty Krab. $35 to the freshmen.

Beach Cake: Umbrellas, flamingos, and the sea. $35 to the sophomores.

Fruit Cake: Not the brick kind; cakes in the shapes of pineapple and watermelon. Sold to the freshmen for an unknown amount.

Moana Cake: Disney's latest heroine. $185 to Head of School Meg Bradley.

And thus the day concluded with a sugar high.

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