SJHS went green on March 17!

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Some think St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday where you wear green, and pinch people who aren’t wearing green. Others believe it’s celebrated because a leprechaun man saved Scotland. But what is it really? St. Patrick’s Day is a day celebrated worldwide by Irish people and many non-Irish people. Celebrations are generally themed around things green and Irish. Celebrations include wearing green, eating Irish food, and attending parades. According to, the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin, Ireland is part of a five day festival, with over 500,000 people attending the 2006 parade!

Students at SJHS celebrate this holiday in many different ways. Amanda Ripley, eighth grader, says her mom dyes their eggs and milk green in the morning. Ethan Knowlton, eighth-grade student, says his mom would make them green waffles in the morning. But the students aren’t the only ones who celebrate March 17. The school also goes green for this holiday! This year they held a St. Patrick’s Day dance, and if you wore green you would get in for cheaper! Amanda Ripley said, “Don’t forget to wear green! Little kids pinch!”

Annee Lange, SJHS Staff Writer