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Can’t Hide Our Falcon Pride

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Maddie Fox
Freshman Brooke Maso, sophomore Kiersten Clark, junior Sam Pacassi, and senior Riley King dress up for class color Falcon Friday as the spirited students of FHS.

Homecoming week at FHS has come to a close, and the memories will live on forever in students’ hearts. Whether it’s dressing up in patriotic colors or attending the high school dance, students happily take part in this yearly tradition.

For freshmen, spirit week is their first chance to show spirit as a high school student. “High school does more fun spirit weeks and is more exciting,” said freshman Brooke Maso. Although middle schools do some sort of spirit week, Maso is excited to participate as a new high school student. It may not be the first time the freshman class has taken part in a spirit week, but homecoming is an experience like no other. A public dance may not be everyone’s first choice, but for those who like an excuse to dress up and take pictures, it’s worth the effort. “I’m excited for homecoming because I get to take pictures with my friends and wear a pretty dress,” said Maso.

When it comes to FHS’s student body, some may brush spirit week off, categorizing it as just another week of high school. However, Kiersten Clark has enough spirit to fuel the whole sophomore class. As soon as spirit week rolls around, Clark goes all-out to make it as memorable as she can. Spirit week is a great way to express your creativity by putting on a ridiculous outfit. “No, [spirit week] never gets old. Spirit week is just a fun time to wear funny outfits and you have no reason to be questioned, because it’s spirit week.” said Clark. People may feel comfort in spirit week knowing that it is a judgment free zone to branch out and dress in funky ways while simultaneously showing school spirit.

Seniors that have taken part in this school spirit week have come full circle since freshman year, dressing in red, white and blue every Monday. Some might say this idea is overdone, but others appreciate the consecutive tradition throughout the years. Senior Riley King understands the student council’s vision but would appreciate a change. “I think patriotic Tuesday was fine; it’s not my favorite day to be honest,” said King, “I appreciate the tradition, but it’s okay to change things up sometimes.” On the other hand, Clark respects this annual custom and honors it by enthusiastically putting on her fuzzy eagle onesie. “I was most excited for patriotic Tuesday because I had a really funny outfit planned,” said Clark.

The finale of spirit week was wrapped up with a pep-rally on Friday during fourth block. Students look forward to the day after anticipating the fancy restaurants and sunset pictures for homecoming. Homecoming was an action packed night filled with hours of dancing and piles of heels, where all students enjoyed themselves while laughing and dancing.

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