Monday kicked off Spirit Week, which we celebrate every year the week leading up to The Hill vs. Lawrenceville Day. This year marked the 134th anniversary of the first athletics contest between the schools, which took place on Saturday, November 6. Theme days for this year's Spirit Week were Form Colors (Monday), Tacky Tourist Day (Thursday), Pajama Day (Wednesday), Country Western Dress (Thursday), and Blue/Gray Day (Friday). A treasured Hill tradition that takes place during this exciting week leading up to the final athletics competitions for the fall season is "spoon banging." Before seated lunches, the Dining Hall was filled with the loud sounds of students banging their spoons against the table and students and faculty singing "Dear, Old Hill," The Hill School Fight Song!
The excitement for our rivalry weekend continued with the pep rally and Red Meat dinner on Friday night. This year's Honorary Captain at the dinner was Senior Master Teacher of World Languages Joe Lagor. Campus was bustling with many alumni, parents, and fans on campus on Saturday to cheer on our student-athletes. The day concluded with varsity football, field hockey (MAPL champions), and boys’ soccer (MAPL tri-champions with Peddie and Hun) capturing key victories and students storming the fields to celebrate! After tough competition and some great wins for Hill, the Meigs-Green Cup ultimately went to Lawrenceville. Nineteen competitions – 18 athletics contests and a debate – comprised the Meigs-Green Cup, with the winner of each competition receiving one point in the standings and a tie counting for a half-point (Lawrenceville: 10.5; Hill: 8.5).