As the storms gave an ominous gloom over the town of Hermann, the students piled into the halls of Hermann High, which had its first day of school on Wednesday, August 16. As usual, the students and staff gathered in the gym during first hour and started the year off with games and inspirational speeches.
“I was kind of nervous but excited at the same time to finally be in high school,” Kylie Hoven (9) said.
The sky darkened and threatened to unleash a downpour, but nonetheless, students and staff members alike sat in the gym and awaited the activities that Student Council and FFA had planned.
The two organizations worked together to put on a Super Farmer Contest, where participants like Colt Engemann (12) and Tessa Eldringhoff (12) galloped on stick horses and tried to lasso a wooden cow.
“I was just hoping I didn’t fall completely on my face the whole time. Which I did. Twice,” said Mady Leavy (12), who was one of the participants.
They also played chicken on a hill, and students and staff alike were laughing at Mr. Carey and Mr. Bader’s rendition of “octopus in a trash can.”
“I was excited; afraid I would make a bad toilet, but it felt great being a Bearcat,” Mr. Bader said.
StuCo members also put together speeches for each class during the annual Moving Up Ceremony. Megan Schneider (10), Chet Moeckli (11), Symantha Fredrick (12), and Emily Engemann (alumna) spoke to the class below them, getting them motivated for the new year.
Senior Anna Borgerding said, “I was glad that it was my senior year, and I was happy to see my classmates making a fool of themselves during the games.”