New traditions made in 2016
Hettinger broke with tradition this year because of the shortened school week and the renovations taking place in the school. In the process, school pride and spirit were ignited, and new traditions began. Dress up days were continued this year and the Student Council was very creative in selecting themes for each day. Throwback Thursday brought a lot of interesting costumes out of local closets and a good deal of reminiscing by staff. Friday was Nighthawk Pride in the entire school; students and staff wore their Nighthawk colors and clothing and walked to the football field to culminate the week of celebration. Other days included Duo Day and Wacky Wednesday.
Every year students in grades 7-12 compete to win the coveted Golden Slipper Award. This year instead of games in the gym each class was required to compete in activities designed to increase school spirit. Doors and lockers were decorated, video lip syncs were performed and each class prepared a class flag. These competitions reflected the theme of “Go for Gold” a reflection of the Olympics. Medals were awarded and points tallied.
The students walked to the football field on Friday and competed in the tug of war, they were treated to speeches and in the end the Senior Class, (class of 2017) won the Golden Slipper with a grand total of 275.2 points. The freshmen came in second and the juniors third. The seventh grade class was the fourth place team and up until the tug of war gave the senior class a run for their money.
The week ended with the football team winning, the varsity volleyball performing quite well at the Carrington Tournament, the cross country team making a strong showing and Robotics attending their kickoff day. Good luck to all the Hettinger students in their various endeavors throughout the school year.