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Students use clever ways to ask friends to homecoming


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All smiles \\ Sophomore Connor Phelps surprises his girlfriend, freshman Rylie Flaherty, with a homecoming proposal. “I was really mad and I didn’t want to go outside, but I’m glad I did,” Flaherty said.

writer: Tryniti Berry, journalism student

It was a hot day, she was told to come outside, but she didn’t want to because she was mad. Little did she know what was waiting for her out there in the heat. She finally got up and walked out only to run back inside to compose herself. After getting ahold of herself, freshman Rylie Flaherty went back outside and smiled. 

Holding a Champion shirt and a poster that read ‘I’d feel like a champion if you went to homecoming with me’ was her boyfriend, sophomore Connor Phelps. Flaherty smiled and said yes.

“I was really mad and I didn’t want to go outside, but I’m glad I did,” she said.

Every year students find big and elaborate ways to ask someone to attend homecoming with them. 

She thought she was in trouble when told to go to the front office by her teacher, Freshman Presleigh Duff was anxious as she made her way there. Little did she know, what was waiting for her. When she got to the office she was surprised by her boyfriend asking her to homecoming with a softball-themed poster.

“It was really exciting, and I felt cared for,” Duff said.

Freshman Shelby Nigo was asked with a Chick fil A poster that read: ‘I know it sounds corny, but will you be my chick at hoco?’ by her girlfriend, freshman Alyssa Overton. Overton surprised Nigo by showing up at her house.

“I’m excited for homecoming, excited to dress up and excited to experience it all,” Nigo said.

The homecoming football game is Oct. 18 and the dance is Oct. 19 from 7- 10 p.m. in the cafeteria.