The countdown to homecoming has already begun, and this year’s theme is Ancient Civilizations: A Celebration for the Ages.
During Homecoming week, students dress up for different themes each day, and Friday is focused on the Ancient Era. Each grade has a different theme all contributing to the big picture of Ancient Civilizations. On Friday, seniors will become ancient figures and rulers, juniors will transform into the structures and ancient artifacts, sophomores will be the building blocks of society and freshmen will take on the end of an era.
While students are in costumes, there are events throughout the week lead up to the big dance. There will be a student versus faculty basketball game, powderpuff tournament and a senior Homecoming court pageant. Friday is a whole day of fun with bubble soccer, Sage Dining lunch and jumpy houses. Student Government Vice President Chloe Hangartner said, “The student government staff is very excited about all of the activities for Friday’s day of fun!”
Friday night, Sept. 22, the football team will be playing a tough game against the Holy Innocents’ Bears. Senior Billy Stepp said, “The team is putting in a lot of hard work to win this game.” Many hours of preparation go into the whole week, which culminating and big dance on Saturday, Sept. 23. The student government started brainstorming a theme in the spring. The staff met at Wesleyan during the final week of summer to finalize the little details and film the iconic homecoming video. Senior Daniel Salyers said, “It was so fun spending the day with the student government staff to film the video.”
Unlike past years, the dance will be held in Candler Plaza, the area between the Fine Arts building and Yancey gym. The previous dance location does not fit the number of students and faculty attending the dance. Junior Ryan Gomes said, “No matter what I do, I still sweat through my nice outfit. But it’s worth it, the dance it so much fun.” This year there will be more space to spread out, hang out with friends or jump around in the middle of the mosh pit.
Student Government President Kelsey Rappe said, “A lot of time and planning went into planning, but everyone stepped up and did an awesome job to get the work done.” There are still a few final details that must be made, but the student government staff is doing everything possible to make this homecoming one to be remembered.