Homecoming review: There’s no place like Linganore


Bridget Murphy

Representatives from each grade participate in the annual game of musical chairs with exercise balls.

by Tory Spruill, Photo Editor

Homecoming week was a spirited time at Linganore. From touring the halls to getting colorful for our classes, students were bursting with Tribe Pride. There were the traditional days that brought a new range of creativity among the student body.

On Tuesday, October 4, “Tacky tourist day” students were decked out in their best vacation apparel. Floral shirts and safari shorts were paired with binoculars and disposable cameras. Dressing like a tourist was a new edition to spirit week this year, which proved to be a major success.

Class of 2019 member Caroline Etherton said, “Tacky tourist day was my favorite because I thought it was the craziest and funniest and so I thought it was the most fun.”

Elise Fenstermacher, class of 2017, agreed, “I liked tacky tourist day because it was the most  creative day.”

Wednesday, October 5 was a celebration of America in the annual patriotic day. Students were star-studded and wrapped in stripes as they proclaimed the love of their country.

Class color day was October 6, where each grade level was sporting the primary colors, or tie-dye. Members of the class of 2018 decorated main street in blue ribbons to spread their grade color across the school.

Friday, as always, was red black and boy day, where the number of bows you wear goes directly to the number of points your grade earns at the pep rally. Students also competed with the hill painting competition, and banner decoration to earn points for their class.

At the pep rally, the seniors took the spirit stick, showcasing their school pride.

Friday night, the varsity football team took on Oakdale, which proved to be a challenge. Even though we took a hard loss of 36-0, we didn’t let the game get our spirits down. The homecoming court was crowned at halftime, which revealed the king and queen.

The Class of 2020 prince was Vincent Booth and princess Myah Davies. The Class of 2019 princess was Shay Arneson and prince Dominic Barbagallo. The Class of 2018 prince was Kenny McQuay and princess Marie Tapscott. The Class of 2017 princess was Lexi Watson and prince Garrett Wiehler. The 2016 Homecoming king was Harry Rasmussen and queen Tara Jordan.

The homecoming dance on Saturday, October 8, was a huge success. The theme, “There’s no place like home” was carried throughout the decorations in the cafeteria and main street. This year, the dance also featured a photo booth complete with props and a full size touch-screen for students to take photos with their friends.

Class of 2017 member Jessica Bendler liked the photo booth the most about the dance. She said, “It was a better way of getting pictures and they had fun little objects we could use to dress up.”

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