Fall Recap at NCHS

Fall Recap at NCHS

Anthony Miller, Author

The Fall festivities were in full swing at New Castle Senior High this year.  Between spirit week, the football playoff run, and the spectacular homecoming dance, it became a pretty eventful Fall for the students and staff of Ne-Ca-Hi.

To start off an awesome homecoming, the students participated in Spirit Week.  For those who don’t know…Spirit Week is a week where various themed activities take place and students dress up according to the theme for that day. This usually takes place during homecoming week. This year’s spirit week consisted of flock day, jersey day, and an organized school color day by grade level. The spirit week lifts students up and it shows.  The students have fun dressing up for each day! This year’s spirit week was very successful, as many students participated.  There were so many smiles around the school, as it was our first spirit week back since we left school due to Covid.

Many other fun-filled activities were also happening this week. The homecoming football game was Friday night, as the Canes took on Montour. The dance was scheduled for the next day, Saturday. Many New Castle students showed up in their suits and dresses.  The homecoming dance took place at Cascade Park for the first time ever. This year’s dance was a huge success.  It was evident that the students had fun, taking over the dancefloor at Cascade Park. Manny Gingras was named Homecoming Kind this year and Genisis Gardener was named Homecoming Queen. Homecoming is always a time of year where students can show off their fancy outfits and have some awesome fun. You bet that took place this year! 

To cap off an amazing Fall, the boy’s football team made a great playoff run.  The boy’s football team finished the regular season 6-5, finishing in the top 3 in the section, and earning the number 9 seed in the WPIAL 4A playoffs.  The Canes opened up against the Highland Rams, who were the number 8 seed.  After a hard-fought game, the Canes came out victorious in a 31-12 dog fight. The Canes then advanced to the WPIAL 4A quarterfinals where they were defeated by Belle Vernon 45-20, ending their playoff run.  Chris Hood became the 15th New Castle football player to rush for 1,000 yards and pass for 1,000 as well.  Although the Canes didn’t make it all the way, the community still came together in support and the students followed the Canes until the end. We truly support our Canes in everything we do. 

It was nothing, but an action-packed Fall for NCHS.  The students were filled with joy as they took part in such fun activities around school. Now, everyone can look forward to the Winter, which brings basketball seasons, bowling season, and school musicals.  There is still a great amount of fun left in store for the students at NCHS this year! 

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