There’s no place like homecoming

Classes prepare for the annual showdown

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There’s no place like homecoming

Alaina Burrows and Marsaili Morin, Reporter and Photo editor

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Each grade has to figure out how they are going to win Homecoming spirit week. Freshman through Seniors, and even sometimes teachers, have to follow these three simple guidelines for spirit week: dress up, decorate your hall, and create a dance routine that will astonish the school.
This years homecoming theme was Wizard of Oz. Some grades may have started dance practices in summer or only a couple weeks before the actual Homecoming assembly, but either way, each grade has to bring as many people from their class to create a routine that will capture the judges. Ryan Doran (11) thought there were some struggles for putting together his class this year, “Organizing everyone to be in the same spot and getting everyone on the same page,” Doran said. “Getting it together with the administration and making the dance fun for us.” Though there were some difficulties with the administration on how the dance should be represented, ASB reps figured out how to avoid discrepancies such as curse words in songs and how people danced. We also asked Mason Medcalf (12) what were some of his favorite parts of being apart of his class dance. “Seeing everyone making an absolute fool of themselves,” he said. Since it is the seniors last year doing this long standing Homecoming tradition, according to Medcalf, they have to make their last routine the most stunning in order to make an impression not just on the judges to win, but also to the school. Although the class of 2019 may have won the dance routine portion of homecoming week, they did not manage to win overall for spirit. This year the class of 2020 pulled off the unthinkable and beat the seniors at a game that is favored towards the seniors every year. Elsie Dank (12) spoke of how she felt about losing spirit week, “We were confused at first… but we love our class anyway so it doesn’t matter,” said Dank.
The Homecoming football game the night before the big dance was a success to some, and others still believe it needs some work. According to Javen Reid (10) the tailgate was a quality time with food, drinks and spirit, and he had high hopes for the football game end result, “We’re gonna win 100 to 0,” said Reid. Others like Virgina Arthur (9) and Josh Frazier (10) didn’t expect much from our Mariners this year, “I think we’re going to have good spirit, but I don’t think that we’re gonna win,” said Arthur. “You know, just the usual losing,” said Frazier when asked how the game was going. Though the football team ended up losing the game, there was a great turn out for the student section the help the cheerleaders boost the enthusiasm of the crowd and team.

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