By Ananya Kulkarni, Staff Reporter
On Wednesday morning, the students at Conestoga were greeted by some Eagles’ spirit in the nurse’s office. Though this started out as a family tradition, it has now become a part of Conestoga.
“Our family has been season ticket holders since my dad was alive, that was back in the ’60s, so it’s a family tradition. I think we have probably close to maybe 20 season tickets with extended family”, Gail Hamman, Nurse at Conestoga High School said.
Though this month, it’s the eagles, they try to decorate in different ways every month,
“We’ve always done something, we always try to hang the hearts in February and the
shamrocks in March”, Hamman said.
The decorations started out as a way to support the eagles, but ended up being a celebration of their victory over the Vikings.
“The balloons I actually went the day after the game and I had to go to two groceries
stores at 6 o clock in the morning and I found theses at the ACME and I was pulling them off of displays where they had them”, Hamman said.
Some of the decorations took a little more creativity on her part but she’s hoping that she can keep them up for the rest of the month depending on the upcoming Super Bowl.
“I just try to do things and the other thing on the bulletin board was just table cloth that I just cut, you have to be a little imaginative” Hamman said. “We try to make it a welcoming environment for everybody.”
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