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Sports, spirit, spooks and here comes Homecoming at Lawrence High

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The recent cooler temperatures and falling leaves indicate that fall has finally descended on the Five Towns, and the students and faculty of Lawrence High School are welcoming it with open arms.

The Lawrence Tornadoes are working hard to best their opponents as football season carries on. The recent home game against Plainedge High School resulted in a loss, but there is still plenty of time to come back from that in the upcoming games.

Their homecoming match against Division Avenue High School takes place on Oct. 19, when there will also be a Homecoming parade. You can be sure that the stands will be bathed in blue and gold as the whole school comes out to support the team.

Leading up to the Homecoming game will be Spirit Week, an annual event that everyone looks forward to. From wearing matching outfits with friends on Twin Day and coming to school in your best sleepwear on Pajama Day to dressing up as your favorite television character on Character Day and drenching yourself in blue and gold on the day of the pep rally, there are tons of ways for students to demonstrate their school spirit and their creativity. It’s fun to walk around the halls and see fellow students showing their Lawrence pride.

In addition to the Homecoming festivities, many students are in the midst of preparing for college. For many, it feels a bit stressful to plan for life after high school, but at the same time, it is exciting to think about all of the new experiences to be had once we graduate. This year is especially great for those planning to take the SAT and ACT since Lawrence has decided to partner with iTutor to provide free test preparation. Knowing the ins and outs of these exams will be a useful tool in getting the highest grades possible, so the juniors and seniors are extremely grateful for the assistance they are receiving.

Everyone is very excited about celebrating Halloween festivities at the end of this month. On Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., Lawrence High will be organizing Safe Trick-or-Treat, which is a great place to take children in their costumes to get candy from each of the different clubs. It’s sure to be a fun event for the community, the students, and the faculty, who enjoy turning up with their families every year.

Even though we are only a month into the school year, we are already working hard and playing hard, and enjoying both. Between the football games, Spirit Week and celebrating Halloween together, there’s no shortage of events going on at Lawrence High School.