Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s Homecoming Festival has become the unofficial harbinger of the fall season, and this year was no exception. On October 6, 2023, students, alumni, family, friends, and others gathered at MSL for a night of food, fun, and football.
The fun continued as guests made their way into the stadium, where four of CHCA’s choirs—Melody Makers, Armleder Celebration Choir, Eagle Ensemble, and Men’s and Women’s Choir—came together to sing the National Anthem. Their intergenerational voices opened a night primed for God-honoring competition against the Roger Bacon High School Spartans.
The game began with Eagles and Spartans both showcasing deft skill and determination. Scores were tight for most of the first half, the tension lifting slightly at halftime as Homecoming Court nominees made their way to the center of the field for the crowning of the King and Queen, Clete Reinberger and Cortney Arnold.
The third and fourth quarters kept spectators on the edge of their seats. Tied at 35-35 with just three seconds left, CHCA scored the winning touchdown. Fans rushed the field and celebrated the Eagles’ victory as fireworks lit up the sky.
“What a fun night it was: festival, fellowship, football, and fireworks!” says Julie Carnes, Associate Director of Events and Engagement. She credits dedicated volunteers for making the entire festival possible. “Thank you to the 200-plus volunteers who gave their time in the planning and prep leading up to the event, and all those who served at the festival—especially those who stayed to help with clean-up afterwards. Without your help, the festival would not be possible.”
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