All Things Homecoming

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Center piece for Homecoming Wonderland Dance

Written By Emily Zirkelbach |

Apple picking, pumpkin carving, leaves changing, turkey eating, those are the signs of fall. Another thing lots of people get excited about around this time of season, is homecoming. Homecoming is a time when the school makes the start of the school year and the end of football season something to enjoy. This year homecoming kicks off on November 17th with a week of float building followed by the dance on the 23rd.

On October 22nd students met in advisory to talk about float themes for each grade. On the 12th of November, homecoming nominations will be explained and delivered during advisory. Three days after that on the 15th homecoming nomination ballots are due no later than 8:00 a.m.  Mrs. Robinson, an important leader in homecoming this year, hopes to make this year better than the past years by making everything theme based.

Float Building

Each grade is assigned a theme for their float; this years theme is box office smash hit movies. Freshman’s float theme is Up! the movie; Sophomore’s float theme is Elf; Junior’s float theme is Avengers; Senior’s float theme is Wizard of Oz. Float building starts Thursday the 21st from 4-7 and continues on Friday after school at the same times. Over the weekend on the 23rd is when the homecoming dance will be held. This year’s theme for homecoming is Welcome to Wonderland. Then float building starts back up again on Monday the 25th, and the last day to make the finishing touches on the floats is Tuesday the 26th. To end spirit week on November 27th, the float parade will precede the football game, against Old Saybrook/Westbrook

Homecoming Court Expectations 

This year’s homecoming court is arranged very differently than last year’s. Unlike last year and many years before, this year students have many expectations to fulfill in order to be part of the homecoming court.  Students have to have a GPA of 2.5, have to be in a club, have a limited number of absences, and many other qualifications. The Morgan PawPrint will soon have an article all about the new requirements for the members of the homecoming court. The winners of homecoming court will be announced at the Powder Puff game on November 17th.

Powder Puff Game

The Powder Puff game consists of two teams, the Brunettes and the Blondes, playing touch football. There will be practices for the game on the 2nd, 9th, and 16th. These practices are held on the weekend. This is to raise money for the freshman class. During the game is when the winners of homecoming court will be announced.

Spirit Week Themes

Spirit week starts the 21st of November with a blast from the past where each grade is a different decade. This year each student gets to pick what decade they want to dress from. Color wars are on the 22nd (freshman-purple, sophomore-orange, junior-green, senior-red). Monday the 25th is heroes and villains day. Tues the 26th is twin day, where students will dress the same as another person. Wednesday the 27th, the day of the football game, is blue out where everyone goes all out in blue attire.

5 responses to “All Things Homecoming

  1. I feel like this year there is a lot more focus on Homecoming week and all the events associated with Homecoming. I’m excited to see how the events will play out and what students will make of them. Emily, I really liked how you spaced out your article to make it more categorical. Good job!

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  2. Our powder puff game will also be a fundraiser for Breast Cancer research so come out and support. Just one correction as well, homecoming court winners will not be announced until the Pep rally on the 27th.

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  3. Can’t wait for homecoming float building. We aren’t really given much time this year. I don’t like that the building is not being done at Morgan this year.

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