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Activities Kick-off Homecoming Week

Nissa Molgaard
Senior Claire Pellett runs to grab another ball as fellow senior Belle Berg attempts to throw someone out. The seniors played the sophomores first-round and lost in a close match.

It’s Homecoming week at Atlantic High School! This week is one of the most exciting weeks of the fall semester for most high school students. There are fun and inclusive activities happening this week at AHS. BINGO, dodge-ball, dress days, float building, and lunch games are keeping AHS students in the Homecoming spirit, as well as the anticipated Pep Rally on Friday afternoon. 

Seniors Helena Buliche and Erinchina Mark pose while dressed up for Tuesday’s dress day. The theme was “Pack it up Huskies.” (Nissa Molegaard)

The pep rally is the biggest of the entire school year. All AHS students and staff attend and it is open to the public. Our 2023 football cheerleaders will perform their special Homecoming performance that they have been working on since summer. “This routine is preparing us for comp cheer that we will be competing in November,” said Head Coach Katie Hedegaard-Monero. “There are so many more stunts and harder tumbling.” 

The Homecoming King and Queen will also be crowned as a part of this pep rally. The coronation is something special at AHS. The past year’s royalty, King Brendan Casey and Queen Rio Johnson, come home and crown the new royalty. 

This is something part of our culture and we take it seriously,

— Erinchina Mark

AHS Pacific Island Dancers will continue the tradition of performing at the rally.. “I have been hula dancing since I could walk,” said senior Erinchina Mark. The Island Dancers have performed at the pep rally for at least four years. “This is something part of our culture and we take it seriously,” said Mark. 


Senior Jade Harter arms herself with two balls during the game against the sophomores. The seniors will play the juniors on Thursday. (Nissa Molgaard)

The 2023 Homecoming theme is “Trojans Got Game.” The Student Council decides on a theme for Homecoming. This year they debated between two themes, but “Trojans Got Game” won. “We really liked the dress days for this theme,” said Student Council President Emma Winford. “Everyone got super excited about the theme and we took it and ran with it,” said Winford. 

Everyone got super excited about the theme and we took it and ran with it,

— Emma Winford

AHS Principal Heather McKay says that Homecoming is the “perfect opportunity” to focus on the “CommUNITY” of our town. All schools in the district have the same dress days and are all encouraged to get involved. 

The big Friday night game is a hit with everyone too. McKay’s favorite tradition is the battle cry between the AHS grade levels. “That always gets the students loud and proud,” said McKay.

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Abigail Muller, Senior Magazine Editor
Junior Abigail Muller is a Senior Magazine Editor. She has been involved in journalism since her sophomore year. In her first year, she learned everything there is to know about journalism. From exploring all the different branches of journalism, Muller learned that she loved interacting with people and learning more about them.  She decided to be a part of the newspaper and the senior magazine this year. These two things fit her best. Muller is most proud of the senior stories she’s written about Reagan Lenord and Edria Brummer. Her favorite part about journalism is “how many opportunities Berryhilll gives us to learn and expand our writing skills,” said Muller. “If it wasn’t for journalism I wouldn’t have gotten to know people I do.”  Muller is involved in volleyball, golf, journalism, and AHS fuel. In her free time, she loves to hang out with friends, drive around, watch movies, and spend quality time with her family. She works at Brown Shoe Fit and babysits. She's a very social person and enjoys interacting with others.  Muller is most looking forward to making more life long lasting memories with her friends and reaching her academic goals. Story by: Conner Silence and Makayla Atkinson
Nissa Molgaard, Staff Writer
Nissa Molgaard is a sophomore who is very involved in softball, student council, speech and debate, and the musical. During the musical, she was the stage manager where she gets “the hands-on feel and a behind-the-scenes look.”  In Molgaard’s free time, you can find her making origami. Within the past year, she has made over 1,000 paper cranes and hid them all over the school. She hopes to make 1,000 more this year. Besides paper cranes, she also makes paper crowns, daggers, ninja stars, different birds, and whatever interests her.  She chose to do journalism because she likes taking photos of landscapes and seeing how different colors react. She’s also interested in doing the yearbook and something with the podcast. Molgaard has a younger brother, Grayson, and a younger sister, Elin, and has 2 dogs. After high school, Molgaard plans on going to college to study physical oceanography which combats climate change and how the oceans affect our everyday lives.

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