Spirit Week, Pep Rally, Sporting Events, Alumni Reception, and so much more…
Students began celebrating this year’s Homecoming theme, Decades, with a week-long “Spirit Week” celebration. The student body ran with the idea, using dress-up days, banner decorating, hallway decorating, and more to show off their school spirit. A student-led pep rally rounded out the school week, where they recognized fall sports teams, challenged each other with grade-level contests, and announced the 2019 Homecoming Court.
Celebrations continued with multiple sporting events over the weekend. From soccer to volleyball, to the football game victory, to entertainment from the band, cheer and dance teams, Homecoming indeed showed the LuHi community spirit. With over 230 alumni present on Saturday, October 12, LuHi varsity football won 28-0 against Montclair Kimberley Academy.
Immediately following the football game, LuHi held its annual Alumni reception. This year all alumni we invited to celebrate Mrs. Louise Cunningham, a LuHi teacher who retired after 34 years of service. In a short speech to her former students, Mrs. Cunningham expressed her gratitude, claiming she received so much more than she has given. Paraphrasing a Winnie the Pooh quote, Mrs. Cunningham ended by saying, “...As hard as it is to leave, I can’t get where I’m going unless I leave where I have been.”
The celebrations didn’t stop there! The evening held more events for anniversary class reunions. The classes of 1969, 1979, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2009, and 2014 held gatherings at various locations around the area where alumni were able to reminisce, catch up and reconnect with each other.