Students are “over the rainbow” about Atlantic’s Emerald City Homecoming

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Courtesy of Atalantic SGA's instagram Name correction Destiny O'Neil to Destyny O'Neil
Courtesy of Atalantic SGA’s instagram
Name correction Destiny O’Neil to Destyny O’Neil

With spirit week upon us, Atlantic students geared up with a week full of spirit days and lunchtime activities in anticipation of The Emerald City homecoming dance later this evening at 8:00 P.M. Each day this past week was filled with fun activities and dress-up days that reflect the dance’s Wizard of Oz theme.  

The week was kicked off with the spirit day themed “Fresh Kicks and Fresh Fits”. Students in all grades were encouraged to wear their very best shoes, like Dorothy’s famous ruby red slippers.

Tuesday was deemed “Which Witch is Which?” or twin day. Best friends dressed up in matching outfits and people were seeing double.

Students had Wednesday off for Yom Kippur, but  on Thursday, students experienced “the best day of school ever”, with a late start and a pep rally all in one. Students showed their class pride by wearing their class colors. Freshman wore black, sophomores wore white, juniors wore orange, and seniors wore green. All students reported to the War Eagles gymnasium to cheer on the band and fall sports teams, as well as participate in relay races as classes competed to determine which class is the best.

On the final day of the week, students came dressed in green in honor of Emerald City and the homecoming dance. Later today, the Eagles football team faces John I. Leonard’s Lancers. At halftime, the homecoming king and queen will be announced. The nominees for king are Jaden Bridges, Marquis Waters, Nick Cooper, Austin Saunders, and Datrone Young; nominees for homecoming queen is Randi Magra, Hannah Young, Norma Justin, Jackie Baez, and Jesula Jeannot.

Students and staff had great things to say about Atlantic’s Emerald City Homecoming. “It’s great. Thursday was the best day because I got to walk out with the swim team during the pep rally,” said Gabriel Rialdi, sophomore. He was excited to experience being part of the hype.

Will Durgin, the student government teacher, said, “Homecoming gets better and better every year, 2016 is no different. I can’t wait to see the faces of students when they see the gym transformed into Emerald City”

Homecoming week of 2016 has been one to remember and students eagerly wait to see what else SGA has in stor

Courtesy of Atlantic SGA's instagram Aundrea P. and Justion M. show off their fresh kicks and fits on Monday
Courtesy of Atlantic SGA’s instagram
Aundrea P. and Justion M. show off their fresh kicks and fits on Monday
Courtesy of Atlantic's Avid Twitter Teachers get into the spirit too on "Which witch is which day?"
Courtesy of Atlantic’s Avid Twitter
Teachers get into the spirit too on “Which witch is which day?”
Courtesy of Atlantic SGA's twitter Seniors show their pride after winning the spirit stick at Thursday's pep rally
Courtesy of Atlantic SGA’s twitter
Seniors show their pride after winning the spirit stick at Thursday’s pep rally

As a senior, I am excited to venture off into the world, but also happy to be able to leave my mark at Atlantic by being a writer for The Squall. While I hope to pursue a career in the sciences, I have a love for literature and writing. Being in journalism grants me the opportunity to express this passion. I truly am proud to be a part of The Squall as it embarks on its first year as an online newspaper. I always like to make the most of every day I have, so normally my days are filled with the people (and animals) I love. Most days, you can find me napping in the sun or playing with my dogs. On lazy days, I love sitting in my fuzzy socks, drinking tea, and criticizing movies.

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