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Students show Disney spirit at Victoria East (Video)

By Carolina Astrain
Oct. 10, 2012 at 5:10 a.m.
Updated Oct. 11, 2012 at 5:11 a.m.

A pair of Minnie Mouses, freshmen Tiffani Burruel, 14, left, and Marissa Vargas, 14, walk into school Wednesday morning during Victoria East High School's Spirit Week Disney Day.

From a swarm of high schoolers, mouse and kitty ears perked up in the air.

In anticipation for their homecoming game against their hometown rivals, the Victoria West Warriors, it is Spirit Week at Victoria East High School.

Each day during Spirit Week, the students are permitted to dress outside of dress code if they follow the theme of the day.

Disney heroes, villains and princesses made Wednesday feel as though Halloween had come early for the high school students.

"I've been waiting for this all semester," said senior Jenna Lynch. "This is my favorite day."

Dressed as the Queen of Hearts, English teacher Sandra Hatfield opened the side doors to the school for students entering the building.

"We're here to boost the team up and increase student involvement," Hatfield said.

But there were several students who did not take part in the festivities.

"I don't own anything Disney," said senior Ray De La Garza, 18.

For other students, their Titan football spirit remained true.

The night before the Disney-themed day, 16-year-old Alyssa Dial went with Jenna to Wal-Mart and spent about $20 on matching Mickey Mouse patterned full-body pajamas.

"I like them because they look hot and they're cute and comfy," said the junior while clutching another pair reserved for a friend.

Nearby, the green and white dress against her dark, brown skin was easy to distinguish.

"My mom made this dress for me," said senior Whitney Garley dressed as Tiana from Disney's recent film "The Princess and the Frog."

In another part of the school, a gaggle of pink tutus swished toward the main corridor.

The mish-mash of costumes worn by the tutu-laden ladies didn't exactly fit the Disney theme, but they did the job.

An inventive bright pink Hello Kitty ensemble was worn by 17-year-old Karla Villafranca.

"I originally tried to be Minnie Mouse, but this is what I had," Karla said. "This day is important because it shows how proud we are to be here."



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