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PHOTOS: The Spirit of Winter Carnival

  • Joe Boisvert, a senior at Pembroke Academy, was leaving the school's parking lot at the end of the day when a group of underclassmen blocked his car in with their cars. They then proceeded to cover his car in plastic wrap and write on his windows, one student said it was retaliation. Throughout the week of Winter Carnival at Pembroke Academy, students drew on other students' car windows, writing slogans or their graduation year.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    Joe Boisvert, a senior at Pembroke Academy, was leaving the school's parking lot at the end of the day when a group of underclassmen blocked his car in with their cars. They then proceeded to cover his car in plastic wrap and write on his windows, one student said it was retaliation. Throughout the week of Winter Carnival at Pembroke Academy, students drew on other students' car windows, writing slogans or their graduation year.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

  • Lindsey Hammar, 16, a sophomore at Pembroke Academy sings along with other students following a rehearsal for the school's talent show. Each day had a theme and Tuesday, February 19, 2013, was pajama day in which students wore pajamas to school showing school spirit.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    Lindsey Hammar, 16, a sophomore at Pembroke Academy sings along with other students following a rehearsal for the school's talent show. Each day had a theme and Tuesday, February 19, 2013, was pajama day in which students wore pajamas to school showing school spirit.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

  • Jeremiah Rackliff, 18, a senior at Franklin High School, helps his class with their snow sculpture of a pagoda for judging at the end of their Winter Carnival week. Each class at Franklin were assigned a country as the theme for this year's snow sculpting contest. Seniors were assigned Japan.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    Jeremiah Rackliff, 18, a senior at Franklin High School, helps his class with their snow sculpture of a pagoda for judging at the end of their Winter Carnival week. Each class at Franklin were assigned a country as the theme for this year's snow sculpting contest. Seniors were assigned Japan.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

  • Members of Concord High School's Varsity Club gathered palettes and Christmas trees in the staff parking lot for the school's Winter Carnival bonfire originally scheduled for Thursday night, February 21, 2013. The bonfire was postponed until further notice.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    Members of Concord High School's Varsity Club gathered palettes and Christmas trees in the staff parking lot for the school's Winter Carnival bonfire originally scheduled for Thursday night, February 21, 2013. The bonfire was postponed until further notice.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

  • Ashley Henshaw, 17, a junior at Pembroke Academy, stands in front of the school's bonfire with Wayde Macdaid, 18, a senior, on Thursday night, February 21, 2013. Students hung out around the bonfire and also on a nearby frozen pond while music played as part of the Winter Carnival week at the high school.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    Ashley Henshaw, 17, a junior at Pembroke Academy, stands in front of the school's bonfire with Wayde Macdaid, 18, a senior, on Thursday night, February 21, 2013. Students hung out around the bonfire and also on a nearby frozen pond while music played as part of the Winter Carnival week at the high school.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

  • Friday afternoon marked the final day of Winter Carnival at area high schools. The Varsity Club at Concord High School transformed the gym into a carnival-like atmosphere with activities, games and a mechanical bull.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    Friday afternoon marked the final day of Winter Carnival at area high schools. The Varsity Club at Concord High School transformed the gym into a carnival-like atmosphere with activities, games and a mechanical bull.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

  • From left, Sanita Darjee, 17, Sumitra Dangal, 16, both juniors, and Sabith Kharel, 14, a freshman, watch people ride the mechanical bull during Concord High School's final day of Winter Carnival week.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    From left, Sanita Darjee, 17, Sumitra Dangal, 16, both juniors, and Sabith Kharel, 14, a freshman, watch people ride the mechanical bull during Concord High School's final day of Winter Carnival week.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

  • One activity at Concord High School's Winter Carnival on Friday afternoon was a game sponsored by the student government club where you had to knock over teacher's faces that were printed and stuck to recycled containers. Marking the week before vacation, Winter Carnival week is a chance for students to unwind and beat winter blues through school spirit.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    One activity at Concord High School's Winter Carnival on Friday afternoon was a game sponsored by the student government club where you had to knock over teacher's faces that were printed and stuck to recycled containers. Marking the week before vacation, Winter Carnival week is a chance for students to unwind and beat winter blues through school spirit.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

  • Rizy Misiri, 18, a senior, catches a balloon while Martin Toe, center, 16, a Concord High School junior, selects a song on his MP3 player after free-styling during the final day of Concord's Winter Carnival on Friday afternoon, February 22, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    Rizy Misiri, 18, a senior, catches a balloon while Martin Toe, center, 16, a Concord High School junior, selects a song on his MP3 player after free-styling during the final day of Concord's Winter Carnival on Friday afternoon, February 22, 2013.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

  • Megan Reese, 16, a junior, catches some sleep on the side of the mechanical bull arena during Concord High School's Winter Carnival. Reese along with other members of the Varsity Club had been awake for 30 hours straight preparing for Friday's carnival in the school's gym. Club members said they pulled an all-nighter at the school getting things ready.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    Megan Reese, 16, a junior, catches some sleep on the side of the mechanical bull arena during Concord High School's Winter Carnival. Reese along with other members of the Varsity Club had been awake for 30 hours straight preparing for Friday's carnival in the school's gym. Club members said they pulled an all-nighter at the school getting things ready.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

  • John Clary, 17, a senior, catches some sleep on the side of the jousting arena he is refereeing during Concord High School's Winter Carnival. Clary was one member of the Varsity Club who had been awake for 30 hours straight preparing for Friday's carnival in the school's gym. Club members said they pulled an all-nighter at the school getting things ready.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    John Clary, 17, a senior, catches some sleep on the side of the jousting arena he is refereeing during Concord High School's Winter Carnival. Clary was one member of the Varsity Club who had been awake for 30 hours straight preparing for Friday's carnival in the school's gym. Club members said they pulled an all-nighter at the school getting things ready.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

  • Marcus Bessette, center, who turned 18 Friday, and students of Pembroke Academy's senior class, dressed in green and cheered on as the results of the week's school spirit competitions were announced. The seniors defeated their underclassmen and were followed by the juniors. Friday afternoon, February 22, 2013, marked the last day of Pembroke Academy's Winter Carnival along with Marcus Bessette's 18th birthday. Each class was assigned a color; freshmen wore white, sophomores wore red, and juniors wore blue.<br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    Marcus Bessette, center, who turned 18 Friday, and students of Pembroke Academy's senior class, dressed in green and cheered on as the results of the week's school spirit competitions were announced. The seniors defeated their underclassmen and were followed by the juniors. Friday afternoon, February 22, 2013, marked the last day of Pembroke Academy's Winter Carnival along with Marcus Bessette's 18th birthday. Each class was assigned a color; freshmen wore white, sophomores wore red, and juniors wore blue.
    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

  • Marcus Bessette, center, who turned 18 Friday, and students of Pembroke Academy's senior class, dressed in green and cheered on as the results of the week's school spirit competitions were announced. The seniors defeated their underclassmen and were followed by the juniors. Friday afternoon, February 22, 2013, marked the last day of Pembroke Academy's Winter Carnival along with Marcus Bessette's 18th birthday. Each class was assigned a color; freshmen wore white, sophomores wore red, and juniors wore blue.<br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    Marcus Bessette, center, who turned 18 Friday, and students of Pembroke Academy's senior class, dressed in green and cheered on as the results of the week's school spirit competitions were announced. The seniors defeated their underclassmen and were followed by the juniors. Friday afternoon, February 22, 2013, marked the last day of Pembroke Academy's Winter Carnival along with Marcus Bessette's 18th birthday. Each class was assigned a color; freshmen wore white, sophomores wore red, and juniors wore blue.
    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

  • Juniors at Pembroke Academy help clean up decorations in their gym following the final Winter Carnival rally on Friday, February 22, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    Juniors at Pembroke Academy help clean up decorations in their gym following the final Winter Carnival rally on Friday, February 22, 2013.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

  • Rizy Misiri, 18, a senior, catches a balloon while Martin Toe, center, 16, a Concord High School junior, selects a song on his MP3 player after free-styling during the final day of Concord's Winter Carnival on Friday afternoon, February 22, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

    Rizy Misiri, 18, a senior, catches a balloon while Martin Toe, center, 16, a Concord High School junior, selects a song on his MP3 player after free-styling during the final day of Concord's Winter Carnival on Friday afternoon, February 22, 2013.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

  • Joe Boisvert, a senior at Pembroke Academy, was leaving the school's parking lot at the end of the day when a group of underclassmen blocked his car in with their cars. They then proceeded to cover his car in plastic wrap and write on his windows, one student said it was retaliation. Throughout the week of Winter Carnival at Pembroke Academy, students drew on other students' car windows, writing slogans or their graduation year.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • Lindsey Hammar, 16, a sophomore at Pembroke Academy sings along with other students following a rehearsal for the school's talent show. Each day had a theme and Tuesday, February 19, 2013, was pajama day in which students wore pajamas to school showing school spirit.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • Jeremiah Rackliff, 18, a senior at Franklin High School, helps his class with their snow sculpture of a pagoda for judging at the end of their Winter Carnival week. Each class at Franklin were assigned a country as the theme for this year's snow sculpting contest. Seniors were assigned Japan.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • Members of Concord High School's Varsity Club gathered palettes and Christmas trees in the staff parking lot for the school's Winter Carnival bonfire originally scheduled for Thursday night, February 21, 2013. The bonfire was postponed until further notice.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • Ashley Henshaw, 17, a junior at Pembroke Academy, stands in front of the school's bonfire with Wayde Macdaid, 18, a senior, on Thursday night, February 21, 2013. Students hung out around the bonfire and also on a nearby frozen pond while music played as part of the Winter Carnival week at the high school.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • Friday afternoon marked the final day of Winter Carnival at area high schools. The Varsity Club at Concord High School transformed the gym into a carnival-like atmosphere with activities, games and a mechanical bull.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • From left, Sanita Darjee, 17, Sumitra Dangal, 16, both juniors, and Sabith Kharel, 14, a freshman, watch people ride the mechanical bull during Concord High School's final day of Winter Carnival week.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • One activity at Concord High School's Winter Carnival on Friday afternoon was a game sponsored by the student government club where you had to knock over teacher's faces that were printed and stuck to recycled containers. Marking the week before vacation, Winter Carnival week is a chance for students to unwind and beat winter blues through school spirit.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • Rizy Misiri, 18, a senior, catches a balloon while Martin Toe, center, 16, a Concord High School junior, selects a song on his MP3 player after free-styling during the final day of Concord's Winter Carnival on Friday afternoon, February 22, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • Megan Reese, 16, a junior, catches some sleep on the side of the mechanical bull arena during Concord High School's Winter Carnival. Reese along with other members of the Varsity Club had been awake for 30 hours straight preparing for Friday's carnival in the school's gym. Club members said they pulled an all-nighter at the school getting things ready.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • John Clary, 17, a senior, catches some sleep on the side of the jousting arena he is refereeing during Concord High School's Winter Carnival. Clary was one member of the Varsity Club who had been awake for 30 hours straight preparing for Friday's carnival in the school's gym. Club members said they pulled an all-nighter at the school getting things ready.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • Marcus Bessette, center, who turned 18 Friday, and students of Pembroke Academy's senior class, dressed in green and cheered on as the results of the week's school spirit competitions were announced. The seniors defeated their underclassmen and were followed by the juniors. Friday afternoon, February 22, 2013, marked the last day of Pembroke Academy's Winter Carnival along with Marcus Bessette's 18th birthday. Each class was assigned a color; freshmen wore white, sophomores wore red, and juniors wore blue.<br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • Marcus Bessette, center, who turned 18 Friday, and students of Pembroke Academy's senior class, dressed in green and cheered on as the results of the week's school spirit competitions were announced. The seniors defeated their underclassmen and were followed by the juniors. Friday afternoon, February 22, 2013, marked the last day of Pembroke Academy's Winter Carnival along with Marcus Bessette's 18th birthday. Each class was assigned a color; freshmen wore white, sophomores wore red, and juniors wore blue.<br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • Juniors at Pembroke Academy help clean up decorations in their gym following the final Winter Carnival rally on Friday, February 22, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)
  • Rizy Misiri, 18, a senior, catches a balloon while Martin Toe, center, 16, a Concord High School junior, selects a song on his MP3 player after free-styling during the final day of Concord's Winter Carnival on Friday afternoon, February 22, 2013.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor Staff)

Friday marked the last day of weeklong winter carnivals at area high schools. For Pembroke Academy, the school spirit week includes a student-body-wide contest to win the Winter Carnival Championship, which is decided from an accumulation of points awarded to the class with the most spirit and participation throughout the week. “The underclassmen try to beat the seniors, but it never happens,” said Emily Connor, 17, a senior, outside a dress rehearsal for the school’s talent show. The week, which ends with a pep-rally at Pembroke Academy and a carnival with food and games at Concord High School, is geared toward building relationships among students and easing stresses from school this time of year.

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