On January 17th, representatives from all English classes competed in Poetry Out Loud. Poems were not judged on the writing, but on the overall performance. Teachers chose poems for students to read, and in the end, Alyssa Ferguson won Heritage High School’s 2nd Annual Poetry Out Loud Competition.
Almost every day after fourth period I head down to the Den and grab a bite. I wait in the line to get my food and then pay for it, you know, the things normal people do. Once I leave the line, it becomes an uncomfortable expedition for a lunch table.
This is inescapable pain. This pain burns. It freezes you in your tracks. This pain is a cold that somehow burns, singes hair on the back of your neck. It is never a sudden feeling, but it grows. It starts at your skin and works its way to your core. You feel its pressure rising and expanding in your chest, in deep gasps for air, but you can’t control it.
On Wednesday, September 18th, the DECA and P2AC clubs successfully organized and presented the SKIDs program to the juniors and seniors of HHS. SKIDs stands for Stop Kids Intoxicated Driving. This assembly re-enacted a drunk driving accident on the athletic fields with real police, emergency vehicles and a life flight helicopter. The accident might have been staged, but the emotions were real.