As an executive member of Student Council this year, we have had to plan some new and unique ideas for Homecoming week and how we could make this year special for the student body. We had to cancel our actual Homecoming dance, along with Powder Puff football and volleyball. Although it feels like most things have been taken away from us, we were fortunate enough to still be able to have Spirit Week and a pep rally. As a senior, the greatest impact COVID-19 has had on me is knowing that we will never have memories from our last homecoming dance.
For spirit week, we decided on the themes of Pajama Day on Monday, Twin Tuesday, Tropical Thursday, and Class Color Day on Friday. Along with our Spirit Week dress down days, another activity that we had planned was hallway decorating. Each class chose a different theme to decorate and at the end of the week, the administration will be voting on which class had the best decorations. The freshmen chose the theme of Video Games, the sophomores chose Under the Sea, the juniors chose Candy Land, and the seniors chose The Wizard of Oz.
The pep rally is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2. Weather permitting, the juniors and seniors will be outside on the football field, and the freshman and sophomores will be viewing the pep rally virtually in their respective classrooms. The homecoming court and fall sports will be announced during that time. At the football game Friday night against Biglerville High School, the homecoming court will be announced and escorted by their parents. We will then find out who our homecoming king and queen will be.
Despite all of the changes, I am really glad that we have been given the opportunity to have spirit week, a pep rally, and a Homecoming Court. This shows how the Student Council and the administration are working together to give the student body some memories during these challenging times.