The crew stops for a few minutes to reorganize and admire the work they have done so far. The three tiers of the cake are almost complete.
Lewis places the finished candles on the second tier of the cake.
Volunteer Courtney Lewis watches as junior volunteer Tristan Arnold staples on decorations. They are designing a fake cake to put on the Harvest Home Coming float in the parade next Saturday.
Volunteers Haley Matheny and Lewis screw pumpkins into a wooden board. The board is mounted onto the sides of the float, setting the mood for the fall season.
Tristan sits off to the side, supervising the other volunteers to make sure they stay on task.
Volunteer Mary Arnold uses a hammer to measure the candles for the cake model. After being spray painted gold, for the 50th anniversary of Harvest Home Coming, the cardboard mock-candles are nearly ready to be added to the float.
Volunteer Kia Black shows Bella how to stuff the candle “flames” into the cardboard base.
Arnold helps her daughter, Bella, decorate the cake. They continue to add bright tinsel to the float, spicing it up.
Everyone on the Harvest Homecoming float decorating crew poses together with smiles bright and attitudes positive. They hope to win the float contest, but mostly are just glad to have fun doing it.
Koch swings Bella around as they take a break from decorating.
Everyone packs up the float for the night, feeling positive. The Harvest Homecoming committee will have a second float in the parade next Saturday.
Koch zip ties scarecrows to the back of the float. They cover up the tracks used to load vehicles onto the trailer on other days of the year.
Volunteers Kevin Koch and Tristan take a break from decorating the float to “sword” fight with nearby wooden stakes.
Senior Tux Tuxworth, NHS president, lights the final candle during the fall induction program. Each candle represents a pillar of NHS and over the course of the program each officer lit a candle.
Faculty sponsor Melissa Neal, principal Dr. Rob Willman, and assistant principals Jody Johnson and Jeff Cerqueira wait to greet the inductees.
Including the new inductees, the FC National Honor Society chapter has 95 members. Along with having at least a 3.8 GPA, members must demonstrate exceptional ability in service, scholarship, leadership, and character.
The fall inductees pledge to uphold the standards of a NHS member.