Hawk pride shines in Hermantown during hybrid learning

Updated: September 14, 2020 06:46 PM

The school year has started for the Hermantown Hawks. And to make things a little more inviting and fun, the student council created some fun signs for the high school.


"Our decorating committee in the student council wanted to come up with a colorful, positive theme for back to school, since it's kind of sad this year," shared Amanda Lawless, student council president. "I feel like this year, there's more unity. We're all going through this together."

Messages use song lyrics to encourage social distancing or hand washing. One says, 'Even Stars Social Distance, 30 Trillion Miles.'

"I've heard a couple of teachers say they like them. We haven't gotten a chance to talk to a lot of our classmates, since we never see them, but in school it definitely makes things feel more positive, I think," Lawless added.

Also, instead of homecoming shirts, they are selling spirit shirts for $10. They say, 'Hawks Fly Together, just six feet apart. '

Lauryn Biondi, a sophomore, created the design. "I wanted to do something to bring people together, and show their school spirit and incorporate the school motto. It personalizes the shirt and makes it more memorable, for students and staff," she told us.

Both are grateful to be able to come to the building and see their teachers, even if it's just two days a week. 

And there is going to be a mask drive coming up, to help bring in some additional masks for the community. "We're trying to make the best of what we're given," Biondi added.

To order the shirt:

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