On Sept. 2, Mt. Hebron students celebrated the start of a new school year at the Hebron Hula. The attendants wore Hawaiian attire and made their way to the school gymnasium after cheering on varsity football against Long Reach and varsity boys’ soccer against Catonsville. Even though the football team lost, Vikings were able to celebrate the soccer team’s win with lots of school pride and spirit.
The Hula is a great way to kick off going back to school. The event is meant for making new friends or reconnecting with old ones.
“My favorite part about the Hula was definitely seeing and talking to all of my friends,” said sophomore Caroline Siedlecki.
After the stress of the first week of school, many students came to the Hula to unwind and have a night of relaxing fun.
Junior Steven Jin obviously enjoyed his time at the hula, saying, “It was lit!”
The Vikings also enjoyed dancing to the beats of their favorite songs. Some of the more popular songs included “The Wobble” by V.I.C., “Work from Home” by Fifth Harmony, “Work” by Rihanna featuring Drake, “One Dance” by Drake, and “Hit the Quan” by iLoveMemphis.
“I lost myself in the music,” said sophomore Kaia Godsey.
The Hebron Hula is a dance sponsored by Mt. Hebron’s Student Government Association (SGA). This year, SGA raised their ticket prices from $5 to $8. The three extra dollars from each ticket were donated to help the rebuilding of Old Ellicott City’s historic buildings as well as supporting the families and local business owners whose homes and savings were swept away in the flood. SGA raised over $1500 to help Old Ellicott City and its relief efforts.
Junior Libby Milano, a member of SGA, commented on the success of the Hula’s ticket sales, saying, “It was so exciting because we sold over 500 tickets to the Hula. School spirit is great.”
The SGA diligently put in hours of effort into planning a great night for the student body. They organized ticket sales, transformed the gym into a luau, and monitored the progress of the night.
“This year we had to put in a lot of effort in planning, especially because of the conflict with the football game,” said junior Sophie Bronow, another SGA member.
The organized planning of the SGA allowed for students to have an enjoyable night at the Hula, and students seem eager to start another great school year.