US Homecoming Week, 2014

It’s a week filled with fun and excitement. Let’s all join together for a great time with friends, family and alumni.

Homecoming Court

Each grade level voted for members to represent them on the 2014 Homecoming Court. Students were asked to choose their representatives based on the following character traits:
• Integrity – Consistently choosing the purity of truth over popularity
• Encouragement – Love and compassion put into action
• Reliability – diligent in carrying out tasks, trustworthy
• Loyalty – committed to friends, family, school and God
• Leadership – Sets a good example, stands up and/or stands apart from others
• Respectfulness – Honors people, property, and thinks of others before self

On Tuesday, October 14, students in grades 9 – 12 will receive access on CANVAS to a ballot containing the names of the eight senior representatives, and they will vote from this list for our Homecoming King and Queen. Voting will be available through 3:00pm on Wednesday, October 15. Results will be announced during half time at Friday evening’s football game. Hope you will all come and share in the excitement.


Court Eligibility

The Student Government Association of The First Academy determined that it was important to recognize a variety of students, giving more students the opportunity to be on court. Therefore, it was determined that students who are selected for Homecoming Court will not be eligible for Sweetheart Court or Mr. or Miss TFA in the spring, nor will they be eligible for Homecoming Court again until their senior year. This decision will ensure that more students are recognized and are highlighted throughout the year.


Congratulations to our 2014 Homecoming Court Representatives

Freshman Class
Mattison McKissok, Hannah Wortham, Luke Hurbanis, Ben Radcliffe

Sophomore Class
Devyn Taht, Quinta Wang, Jackson Davis, Graham Dvorak

Junior Class
Brooke Hill, McKenzie McNeil, Alexa Preziosi, Nick Daley, Austin Lawrence, Andrew Wehry

Senior Class
Amanda Gallarelli, Kiana Govind, Abigail Starcher, Ashley Strube, Jackson Caggiano, Garrett Galloway, Carson Kupp, Andrew Langford


Float Building

Let the float building begin- Saturday, October 18. Check out the location of your float building and be a part of the excitement. Parents are always welcom to help supervise the project, so moms and dads join the fun (especially if you can work a power tool).

Float Building Locations
9th Grade: Horton’s Warehouse, 4617 Park Breeze Ct., Orlando, FL 32808
10th Grade: Hughes’ Warehouse, 121 West Grant St., Orlando, FL
11th Grade: Marcovitch Home, 11112 Lake Butler Blvd., Windermere, FL 34786
12th Grade: Strube’s Warehouse, 3521 All American Blvd., Orlando, FL 32810

Dress-Up Days

Not sure what to wear this week? On Thursday, October 16 during chapel in the Student Center, the Homecoming Court will share, by way of a fashion show, various ideas for each of the themed dress-up days. Students are welcome to use one of the ideas seen or come up with their own within the theme.

Please note that the following items are acceptable:
• T-shirts related to the day’s theme
• Jeans – if it fits with the day’s theme
• Wigs
• Hats
• Sunglasses (must be off during class)

The following items are not acceptable:
• Tank tops
• Spaghetti straps, strapless, midriff tops
• Torn clothing
• No outfits above 3” from the knee
• Low cut shirts/blouses
• Tight fitting outfits
• Pajama pants
• Any non-uniform clothing not going with the theme of the day

Monday, October 20 – Theme Day: Back to the 80’s – Come dressed in your craziest 80’s wear! Whether you’re PAC-Man, a rocker, or a exercise junky express yourself in the most off the wall way!
Tuesday, October 21 – Tacky Tourist Day: “Look it’s Mickey.” “Oh Wow! Let me take a selfie”! We all know those tacky tourists, so come repping the tackiest clothes and accessories a tourist could have!
Wednesday, October 22 – Character Day: Also known as Live Another Life day, Come as your favorite movie, book, or comics character and live a day in the life!
Thursday, October 23 – Dynamic Duo Day: “Birds of a feather flock together!” Get with a friend and come as an inseparable pair! From Batman and Robin to Ketchup and Mustard, some duos are so dynamic that they can’t stand alone!
Friday, October 24 – Spirit Day: Show off your royal pride by sporting blue and gold attire as well as your 2014 Homecoming T-shirt!

Remember, if students are not dressing according to the day’s theme, they are to wear their school uniform.