The Hall Celebrates Hollywood-Themed Homecoming Week

by Gary Smith '22

Homecoming week at Heritage Hall is a favorite among Upper School students who enjoy dress-up days, class competitions, football, and dancing. This year’s theme, Hooray for Hollywood!, encouraged students and staff to embrace the classical and modern themes of the movie capital of America.
 
Celebrated Sept. 13-18, the week began with the Don’t Forget the Lyrics competition, where two student contestants from each class competed to finish the lyrics to a variety of popular songs. Seniors Campbell Leiterman and Matthew Smith (a winning duo from last year) were thrilled to crush the competition with their first-place win. Being the quickest to buzz in correctly to an impressive four songs, Smith and Leiterman agreed that their work to prepare for the contest paid off. Other games, including Family Feud, Olympics, and Lip Sync, heightened school spirit with even more fun for the student body. In the end, the senior class won first place in the week’s games, followed by the junior, sophomore, and freshman classes.
 
Friday’s football game and festivities kick-started, no pun intended, a memorable weekend. Beginning with the coronation, King Porter Chappelle and Queen Molly Norton were thrilled to take home the crowns. Head of Upper School Keith Cassell also proudly recognized Heritage Hall’s three National Merit Semifinalists – Owen Flynn, Gary Smith, and Kate Walker. The evening ended with an incredible 44-0 victory over John Marshall.

The outdoor dance on Saturday proved to be a night to remember with its captivating Hollywood theme that came to life with glistening lights and a red carpet. 
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