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Homecoming kicks off with next week


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Crownworthy \\ Basking in the moment, junior Audrey Wentz finds out that her peers nominated her for the homecoming court. All nominees were announced during the Pink Out pep rally Oct. 4.

Lights, camera, action, that time of year is coming up again: hoco season. The homecoming dance, football game, and parade are all right around the corner.

With it’s Hollywood-typee theme of Lights, camera, Raiders!, kicking off the week, is the homecoming parade Oct. 14 from 6:30-8 in Downtown Wylie. 

“Show up early. It gets crowded quickly, cheer for floats as they pass and don’t be afraid to show school spirit,” sophomore and student council member Ryah Hill said.

The Sapphires are pre-selling meals because from In and Out Burger as a fundraiser. 

Of course students have the classic Homecoming spirit wear themes for the week:

Tuesday is Superhero day: Marvel vs DC or Good vs. Evil

Wednesday is Twin day: Parent Trap

Thursday is Blast Off to Space day: Star Wars

Friday is Color Wars, students wear their class shirt colors and may also wear mums and garters.  

The homecoming theme is lights, camera, Raiders!

“I would recommend participating in homecoming week. It’s something that a lot of people think they are too cool for, but once you’re a senior you will regret not participating,” Hill said.

Coming up next in the week is the football game. It is Oct. 18. Kickoff is at 7. They will announce the winners of the homecoming court during halftime of the game. Student tickets are $3 prior to noon on game day and $7 at the gate. 

Closing out the festivities is the dance Saturday night, Oct. 19 from 7-10 in the cafeteria. The attire is semi-formal.

 “The Sapphires will be helping plan the dance and set up. We are going to have a blast at homecoming,” freshman Saphaira Mikalah Hodge said.

Voting for Homecoming nominees is Oct.7-11 during lunches in the cafeteria. Tickets for the dance go on sale during lunch on Oct. 11 through Oct. 18 for $20 or $25 when purchased at the door. Students who are accompanied by a student from another school, must pick up a form from office 108 or 805. The form must be completed and turned in by Oct. 11.

“The homecoming dance is so fun with or without a date. It’s a great chance to let go and have a good time,” junior Audrey Wentz said. “Last year, literally everyone was jumping. If you stopped you could feel the floor shaking.”