Coming soon: Homecoming festivities, dance to take place Oct. 23


Photo by Malley O'Carroll

Student Council senior officer Kaitlyn Hoang works with vice president Morgan Smith to sell homecoming tickets students.

Football will play against Marcus on Friday at 7 p.m. for the homecoming game, followed by the dance held on campus Saturday from 7-10 p.m.

“We wanted to create a version of the school dances that are portrayed in television and movies for the students,” student council president Paige Zagumny said. “[We] tied it with something that is popular with students: binging TV shows and movies.”

Dance tickets and T-shirts will be sold at the student council table on the cafeteria stage during all lunches. Tickets will be $30 during the week and $40 at the door. The dance will have photo opportunities for students, including a 360° video camera.

“We see a lot of kids [who want] more activities and things to do during the dance, so we tried to incorporate that into their ticket price,” Zagumny said. “My goal for this homecoming dance is for everyone to have fun and hangout with each other.”

Homecoming king will be crowned during Friday’s pep rally, and the queen will be crowned during the football game. The Hawks are currently 4-0 for district games and the Marauders have a 3-1 record.

“I am looking forward to the game and the pep rally,” student council historian Amanda Foy said. “A lot more people go to the homecoming game so it is a lot more exciting because there’s a big crowd.”

Kelis Armstrong is the senior representative for student council. Armstrong is responsible for including seniors in decorations and encouraging them to participate in school activities, such as dress-up days. The homecoming dress-up days this year are inspired by characters or celebrities from TV shows and movies.

“Since it is our last hoco, we want seniors to be included in [preparation] as much as possible,” Armstrong said. “That is also why I am in Ruckus and Rowdy: to get seniors [to participate and make sure] everyone is hype and [involved] in dress-up days.”

This will be the first homecoming dance since the COVID-19 outbreak. Last year, most student activities were canceled because of the pandemic, including homecoming. The most recent homecoming dance was in 2019. 

“[It is] sort of the first time for a lot of people because it will be their first ‘normal’ school event that they are going back to,” Zagumny said. “I am hoping that they are comfortable and have fun.”