Homecoming Week rocks Heritage High School
After a week of dress-up days, football games, carnival booths, class cheers and–of course–ceiling-shaking screams, the halls of Heritage are starting to quiet down as the “Rock of the Ages” Homecoming Week comes to a close.
Although there’s no shortage of activities for students during the week, one event in particular remains the student favorite: the infamous pep assembly that wraps up the week’s “Battle of the Classes.”
“By far my favorite thing about Homecoming Week is the pep assembly! Although the competition is tough, win or lose everyone always has a blast,” says Magi Sterling ’17.
This year’s assembly featured an obstacle race, a minute-to-win-it challenge, a relay race, the class dance-off and new a “Pitch Perfect”-inspired riff-off on top of the classic class cheer competition, as well as performances by both Belle Boys, Cheer Boys and Heritage’s very own rock-star Cody Templeman ’17.
“So many people who are involved in so many different things get recognized for doing what they love… It’s amazing how the whole school is so united during the day,” comments Sterling.
Even with that unity, there’s no shortage of competition. In the end, seniors won the upperclassman competition along with sophomores, who took home the underclassman victory.
“I love all the events we do at the assembly because they show not only the competition between the classes, but also all of our unity. The competition gets everybody going, and it’s great, but the best part is seeing how it brings us all together,” says Drew Gillespie ’17.by
Freshmen experience new orientation format
School has started and the freshmen have arrived, this year there is a change to the start of school. The freshmen had an entire day to themselves, this way they could to see the school.
Cantwell, Peach sponsor EF trip to Europe
The long-awaited biennial summer trip to Europe has captured the interest of Heritage students yet again, and many are preparing to explore the unique cultures of countries such as Switzerland, Italy, France and Spain, along with supervisors Ms. Peach and Mrs. Cantwell.