Lancers spray paint their school spirit on hill


Emily Webb

Kyle Bedard, Clare Beiter, and Taylor Ferguson work on the Class of 2020 hill design.

by Emily Webb, Editor-In-Chief

For many, a sunny 90-degree day in September would be cue to stay inside next to the nearest AC unit. For the Lancers, it means a sweaty sunburned afternoon of fun spray painting the grass hill leading down to the stadium. 

Homecoming week is filled with tradition, spirit, and comradery. On September 29, members from each class gathered for Lancers’ quirkiest tradition,  to spray paint their section of the hill leading down to the stadium with creative designs that show their class spirit. Each hill had to be unique, colorful, and somehow connect to the theme – “Home is Where the Lancers Are.” 

The hill painting is a competition between classes, and the results were announced during the Morning Announcements on October 3.  The Class of 2020 took third place.  The class of 2023 were second, and first place went to the Class of 2022.

The senior class brought their A-game. Their hill had a big house painted with the house number as 2020, surrounded with the words “Seniors” and “Our House.” The seniors bright red, black, and white paint not only stood out among the hills, but displayed good use of school spirit.

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Lindsey Green and Morgan Miller hard at work on the junior class hill.

Class of 2020 member Taylor Ferguson said, “I love doing the hill painting every year because it’s a really fun activity everyone does together. I love watching the creativity of all the different classes come to life.”

The Class of 2021 had a musical twist to their hill design, a play on the song “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” The colorful phrase, “Take Me Home, Old Annapolis Road,” was surrounded by a winding road and a painting of a house. The juniors gave the seniors a run for their money.

“I like participating in hill painting because it’s fun to get a bunch of friends together and decorate. Our hill represents the drive to Linganore and how Old Annapolis Road leads us to our school every day,” said Class of 2021 President Morgan Miller.

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Class of 2022 members perfecting their hill design.

A small group of sophomores created the simple, bold design. Their hill was painted bright red and had a big white “22” filling up most of the space. The words “This is Our Home” were floating in the empty space.

“I thought it was kinda fun to paint the hill with friends, but I think we needed more people to participate for it to look better.” said Thomas Bedard.

The Class of 2023, although new to the homecoming tradition, had a lot of students show up to help paint the hill. Their design was very colorful and displayed their class spirit through fun lettering and Lancer symbols.

Check the Linganore SGA website for more information about Homecoming events.