Seniors show their school spirit in their pink neon homecoming shirts. They shine their flashlights, lightning up the whole stadium.
Seniors show their school spirit in their pink neon homecoming shirts. They shine their flashlights, lightning up the whole stadium.
photo by Savannah Towne

The road to homecoming

This year’s homecoming week burned rubber across the country from Hagerty all the way to the Californian hills, making pit stops to exciting events like Powderpuff and the glow-in-the-dark pep rally. Come along for the crazy trip and read more below.
Clothes for the road
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To get students pumped up for school events and homecoming this week, each dress up day’s theme was a famous pit  stop for an ultimate road trip. Students went from wearing iconic Mickey ears and Hawaiian shirts for their trip to Disney to cowboy hats and leather boots for the stop in Dallas, Texas.

  • Monday: Destination Disney

The hallways are filled with students trading pins, bright Hawaiian shirts, and Mickey ears. Students dress up as tacky tourists visiting Florida’s Disney World.

As a cosplayer, I thought it was really cool seeing everyone dress up because it brings a good community of people together.

— Abby Stephan

  • Tuesday: Hollywood Hills

To your left there’s Elle Woods, to your right is Mike Wazowski. Students dress up as their favorite characters from any movie or tv show.

  • Wednesday: Dallas Rodeo Roundup

Cowboy hats, flannel, and horses fill the school as students dress up for a Western cowboy rodeo.

  • Thursday: Neon in Nashville

Bright pinks, yellows, oranges and greens light up the hallways as students wear their homecoming shirts and glowsticks for a neon rave.

  • Friday: Hagerty High School

The school’s walls were filled with school spirit as students dress in Hagerty colors with paint on their faces and beads around their necks.

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Events 

  • Flick on the 50

Students gathered on cozy blankets on the field with popcorn in hand to enjoy the classic Disney film Cars.

  • Spike Ball Tournament

An exciting showcase of intense competition as students battled to become the spikeball champion.

It was so exciting and our hard work paid off.

— Elleigh Ackerman

In a thrilling game, the junior class emerged victorious,21-19. 

  • Glow in the Dark Pep-Rally

Lights black out, glow sticks are cracked, neon shirts light up, students go crazy, school spirit is at its peak.

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Up all Night
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  • Hagerty vs. Spruce Creek Homecoming Game

Despite the disappointing loss (31-7), the field’s atmosphere was still filled with excitement as the homecoming court was announced, bringing a touch of glamour to the game.

Dancing with my friends in the courtyard was a fun way to end our packed homecoming week.

— Mallorie Nusbaum

  • Midnights in Miami

To wrap up a perfect week, the homecoming dance took place in the courtyard on Saturday, Oct. 28. Students met up at the picturesque places in Oviedo for photos, and hung out with their friends and dates to dance the night away. 

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