Rhett Cunningham

Gearing Up for Homecoming

October 21, 2019

Lights, Camera, HoCo!


Student Council

Homecoming festivities are a unique time of the year, where every student gets to be involved in some way.

Homecoming gives people an opportunity to meet up with old friends and also gives girls the opportunity to show off their latest fashion. Even though the boys aren’t as enthusiastic about dressing up, they still participate in the dance. Whether it’s with a date or with a group of friends, the dance floor is open to anyone who buys a ticket. 

Most students such as girls, have very similar preparations. For example, getting their nails done, hair done, and makeup done. But, the most important part is finding the perfect dress and theme. 

“My theme will either be light blue or light pink,” freshman Elaine Thimyan said.

“I’m excited for homecoming because I can see a lot of my old friends,” Mason Bailey said.

Tickets will be sold during lunch beginning Sept. 30. For the first week, tickets will be on sale for $15. Then from Oct. 7-11, tickets will increase to $18. You can also buy a ticket at the door. To enter the dance you will have to have a ticket that you purchased and have your student I.D. 

The homecoming football game is probably the biggest attraction of the week. Even the people who don’t go to football games go to the homecoming game because it is a completely different experience. It will be on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. against Fort Zumwalt South. Before the game, the tailgate will be on the practice field starting at 4:30 p.m. There will be a cornhole tournament for $5 per team. Sign up forms are available outside Ms. Holmes’ room. 

The day of homecoming on Oct. 12 will begin with the parade which will be located at Holt High School starting at 9:30 a.m. The parade will be filled with floats made by the students and teachers. After that, preparations for the night have started. Everyone is getting ready for the big dance. It will be located in the commons from 8-11 p.m. at Liberty. 

Last but not least, check out the homecoming shirts that will be sold for $12 and #ashlynnstrong t-shirts at the game for $20. Then the following Friday on Oct. 18 will be the pink out game against.

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Lucy Hunter

Makayla Holland thinks about everything that needs to be done for homecoming.

Homecoming, one of the most important moments of any student’s high school career. It’s a time where freshmen start to get into the swing of things and start to loosen up. But as soon as it’s only days away, homecoming turns into something else.

“Having to make sure that you have friends to go with and plans that are for sure and won’t get canceled last minute, making plans everyone can agree with,” freshman Makayla Holland said as she explains her stress of homecoming. “I think it does [being a freshman during homecoming] because we don’t know what we’re getting ourselves into or what we should expect.” 

For freshmen, this is their first dance. A milestone in their lives. Planning is the most stressful thing, planning where to eat, planning who you’re going with, planning what colors you’re going to wear, etc. 

This stress just doesn’t apply to the newcomers of high school, it also applies to the people who are leaving, the seniors. 

For example, we had a change of plans for our dinner and pictures last minute. With the number of people we had, a lot of people were running late and not everyone fit in one car.

— Janna Stevenson

Janna Stevenson, one of many seniors, shares her stress.

“I would consider homecoming stressful,” Stevenson said. “The plans for dinner and pictures for homecoming can be stressful. For example, we had a change of plans for our dinner and pictures last minute. With the number of people we had, a lot of people were running late and not everyone fit in one car.”

Being a senior, these people are experiencing their last major high school events. They are having some of their last milestones. There’s the stress of just having one final good moment with your friends. 

At first glance, it seems that it’s just another school dance that everyone is buzzing about but in reality, it’s not. Whether you are a freshman who is just getting a feel for everything or a senior who’s experienced, it’s still stressful no matter who you are. 

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