By Kristian Bush
Originally published in the Oct. 7 print edition of the Advocate.
Homecoming week is the week that students look forward to all year. With the football game, dress-up days, class royalty and the homecoming dance, there is something for everyone. Homecoming week is also spirit week a time to show school spirit and have fun with peers at the homecoming festivities.
“I’ve never gone to homecoming before so I’m really excited to hang out with my friends,” junior Brianna Cook said.
There is also a pep rally tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the DEMAC that includes the spirit groups performing, class competitions, and coronation of royalty, crowning of the homecoming king and queen.
“We’ve made some changes to some homecoming traditions and we’re really excited,” student council sponsor, Julie Masters said.
Friday and Saturday are when the excitement really starts. On Friday students wear their orange and blue showing their school spirit for the big football game versus Churchill at Hereos stadium that night at 7:30 p.m. Then Saturday night is what many students look forward to all spirit week, the homecoming dance.
This year’s theme is “Follow the Yellow Brick Road.” The dance will be held at the Rosenberg Skyroom at The University of Incarnate Word, just north of downtown. The event will feature two students, Austin Granger and Hunter Sadosky, as the night’s DJs. The dance will start at 8 p.m. and the party doesn’t stop till midnight.
“There is so much planning and hard work that goes into it but when going to the dance and seeing how successful it turns out it is a rewarding feeling,” senior student council president Alexis Reynolds said.
Student Council has spent weeks preparing to make the night memorable for all, because after all, there is no place like homecoming.