Freshman kick off the year with tailgate party

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Students gathered at the center of the pavilion to dance to the DJ. “The dance floor was packed,” Mrs. Burns said. “There were some serious dance battles going on.” (Photo/Emma Remudo)

While senior high students waited at the gates for Friday’s varsity football game to begin, the freshman class had a different agenda. Students filled the lower school pavilion for the annual freshman tailgate 6:00-7:30 before the Heritage vs. North Miami Beach game. Under the supervision of freshman advisor, Ms. Burns, freshmen celebrated the start of the school year with a DJ and pizza.

“My friends were coming to this, so I thought, why not?” freshman Caroline Penas said about attending the event. 

The tailgate, along with the Freshman mixer earlier in the day, gave students a chance to become better acquainted with other students in their grade. 

“I wanted to come to this to meet new people and hang out with people I haven’t already met,” freshman Ella Charland said. 

The SGA sent members to volunteer at the event and monitor the gate surrounding the pavilion. 

As they arrived, all freshmen received a ticket for a raffle. At the end of the event, Mrs. Burns pulled tickets out of a bag revealing the winners for the prizes which ranged from Heritage spirit attire to Starbucks and Chick-fil-A gift cards. 

Alongside her two daughters, Mrs. Burns pulled names out of a pumpkin container at the end of the tailgate to reveal the names of the raffle winners.  (Photo/Emma Remudo)

“The freshmen that were there were awesome. They seemed to have a great time and the dance floor was packed,” Mrs. Burns said.

(Photos/Emma Remudo)

Emma Remudo is a junior at American Heritage School in Plantation Fla. and features editor of the Patriot Post. Outside of newsmagazine, she is secretary for Future Business Leaders of America and outreach director for TASSEL Florida. In her free time, she enjoys window shopping at Home Goods and trying vegan foods.

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