What Does Homecoming Mean To You?

Written by Mackenzie Briggs

I asked many people, “What does Homecoming mean to you? What are you looking forward to this week?”

I got many responses but here are a few that I thought were interesting.

”Homecoming means getting your chance to dress fancy… A chance to dance the way you want,” said Jade Phillips.

“Homecoming week means to break away from the norm,” Lexi Blitch replied.

“I am looking forward to twin day and the Homecoming game,” Bailey Biedrzycki said.

Photo by L. Hyslop . Pictured is Lexi Blitch and Karli Johnson dressed as the
Photo by L. Hyslop . Pictured is Lexi Blitch and Karli Johnson dressed as the “Pink Ladies” for twin day.

The Removal of My Innocence: A sarcastic individual’s first-person account of the homecoming dance.

Written by Raine Phillips

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photo by M. Nguyen Taylor Smith reacts to the horror that was the Homecoming dance-floor.

Speaking from a socially-disabled Homecoming attender, I can fairly state that the previous night was one of the most horrific experiences of my life. That evening marked the end of my childhood purity; I was forced to witness such improper means of physical expression among people I can never look at or talk to the same way again.

Poor Raine, unknowing of the future events on Saturday, rushed home from a JV volleyball tournament two hours away in order to prepare for the dance. Though my dress was pure fire, it was uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time, noting I was incapable of taking a deep solid breath.

My dearest concerned mother warned me to be aware of my surroundings, and my former naive self assured her that it was not a strip club I was attending, but a school dance. I could not have been more wrong.

The initial approach was normal, with loud music playing and formally dressed students socializing. Then my innocent eyes were laid upon the center of the gym, and I was met with ungodly sights. Youth were dancing and kissing in the most inappropriate matter, with grinding among grinding left to commence.

In all of my years alive I had not expected such vigilant behavior associated with the people I see in classes almost everyday. Never again will I compare Homecoming to any form of purity or joy. The miserable staff stood wearily at the sidelines, contemplating tearing their eyes from their sockets.

As I departed from the social assemblage, my good friend and I went to a local Taco Bell and then proceeded to watch Disney’s Peter Pan to restore our childhood memories. Unfortunately, being awake for a total of twenty hours did not help us finish the movie, but pass out after the first ten minutes, left to dream of quesadillas and wishing I could return to Neverland.

Girls & Guys Share Their Homecoming Experience

What the girls have to say

Written by Mackenzie Rosa

You could feel the excitement in the air Saturday, September 27th, as it was Lee County High School 2015 Homecoming dance. As freshman, the class of 2019, didn’t know what to expect but afterwards, the buzz of Homecoming was practically radiating off of 9th graders. Monday morning, all you could hear out of the student body was their experiences of Homecoming. So I decided to interview a select few of freshman girls to see what their experiences at their first homecoming was like. Continue reading Girls & Guys Share Their Homecoming Experience

Ms. Hinds Named Teacher of the Year for LCHS 9th Grade Campus

Written by Maggie Nguyen

Ms. Regina Hinds is the 9th Grade Campus’ Teacher of the Year. She has done a phenomenal job at our campus and with her students. Ms. Hinds teaches American Government (Civics) to both regular and honors students. As well as teaching, she is also a tennis coach for the high school and the PBIS coordinator for our campus.  Ms. Hinds shows P.R.I.D.E. and effort in all the activities she takes part in. Continue reading Ms. Hinds Named Teacher of the Year for LCHS 9th Grade Campus

Queens Of The Ninth Grade Court!

Written by Amber Greenhill

photo by M. Joiner.  Here pictured are the 2015 9th grade homecoming representatives Madison Chapman (left) and Aubrey Garrett (right).
photo by M. Joiner.                      Here pictured are the 2015 9th grade homecoming representatives Madison Chapman (left) and Aubrey Garrett (right).
Homecoming is a very special high school tradition. We are so happy to have Madison Chapman and Aubrey Garrett for our ninth grade homecoming representatives. In honor of homecoming week, we would like to spotlight them.
photo by M. Joiner. Aubrey Garrett supporting cancer awareness day.
photo by M. Joiner.              Aubrey Garrett supporting cancer awareness day.

When announced, one of the Homecoming representatives, Aubrey Garrett, a varsity cheerleader, FCA member and swim team member, expressed that she was shocked; “I was surprised but very excited to be chosen among my classmates,” she says.  She also mentioned, “It is an honor to be chosen among my peers and to represent my class.”

Garrett would also like to notify her peers that she is a big Sam Hunt fan.

 

photo by M. Joiner. Madison Chapman showing her support for cancer awareness day.
photo by M. Joiner.                 Madison Chapman showing her support for cancer awareness day.

When Chapman was announced to be a Homecoming representative, she stated “I felt honored that I was chosen to represent my freshman class”. She also mentioned, “It means my classmates think I will do a good job representing them”.

Chapman enjoys playing softball for the high school and she also enjoys “how the teachers push us to do our best”.

One thing Chapman would like for the rest of the campus to know is that “I’m obsessed with Orange is the New Black’.

As we enjoy the last of the homecoming festivities, please congratulate these girls for their achievement in being a Ninth grade campus Homecoming representative in the 2015-2016 year.

Highlight of the Week!

Written by Mackenzie Briggs

This week’s Highlight of the Week is Homecoming! Every day this week, people have dressed up to show their Trojan Pride. We had a great time Friday at the pep rally at the high school. This week’s dress up days surpassed my expectations. People really came out to support their school. Way to go Trojans!

photo by L. Hyslop The new freshmen show their excitement for their first high school pep rally.
photo by L. Hyslop The new freshmen show their excitement for their first high school pep rally.