By: Makala Finley
Colorful posters hanging on the walls, students dressed in wacky outfits and classes uniting to compete in absurd games during lunch periods can only signify one thing: Homecoming Week. Student Council members have been hard at work e-mailing core teachers about homecoming activities, taking votes for Homecoming court and selling tickets for the Homecoming dance. They have also been busy organizing the night pep rally scheduled for this week. Student Council sponsor Julie Masters has enjoyed seeing her StuCo kids gain leaps and bounds as they have prepared for this year’s homecoming extravaganza. A lot of work has to be put in.
“The kids plan, and I oversee. I’ll make slight changes as needed. I look forward to dressing up with the StuCo kids and seeing their hard work pay off,” Masters said. “They’ve put in a lot of work.”
Many responsibilities come with planning homecoming, and student council members are responsible for making sure everything runs smoothly. From the “good luck” posters hanging in the halls, to the final tally of the votes to select the 2010-2011 Homecoming King and Queen, the tasks at hand are tedious but well worth it in the end.
“Trying to organize what you’re doing for a specific time can be challenging, ” junior Kellie Mannering said, “Sometimes things get lost, but you have to manage. I think coming up with the ideas that people display is most fun.”
A schedule of Homecoming events for the week can be found below.
Tuesday- Dress-Up Day. “Dress to Impress.”
Wednesday- Clone Day. Coronation at 7 p.m. in the Cafeteria
Thursday- Nerd Day. Pep Rally at 6:30 p.m. on the football field
Friday- Spirit Day. Homecoming Game against Johnson at 7:30. Comalander Stadium.
Saturday- Homecoming Dance , “Escape to Paris ” at Incarnate Word. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
*During lunch periods, there will be various competitions going on against the classes. Games coincide with the theme of the day.
Homecoming is a time to come together, and to show school spirit. Even if dressing up is not something you enjoy, find other ways to get involved. Homecoming poses an opportunity to create memories that can last a lifetime.
In the photo: Freshman Kaitlyn Coleman puts the finishing touches on a poster for homecoming week.