Homecoming in Hollywood Will Entrance Students


By Grace Burns, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

This year’s Hollywood-themed homecoming dance, taking place on Saturday, October 4 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the main gym, will dazzle students.

Student council has been working diligently on intricate decorations to set a glamorous, classy mood and is even looking to incorporate a red carpet.

Student council president Clayton Leasure is excited to see school unity at the dance.

“It’s a really good opportunity to come together as a school,” said Leasure. “A lot of times, as a student body, we separate ourselves into a class or social group, but homecoming is an event where those don’t really matter.”

To make for a grander entrance, students will enter through the auditorium lobby.  Overall, student council is looking to break away from the past homecomings by spending more money and incorporating more elaborate decor.  Student council adviser and business education teacher Kellin McCullough hopes for a great turnout and encourages students to attend.

“It helps them build relationships with their peers,” said McCullough. “It helps them show school spirit, and it also [makes] great memories.”

Excitement for the dance is already blossoming.  Freshman Danielle Simpson, who already bought her dress, is eagerly anticipating all of the festivities.

“I’m looking forward to having fun on the dance floor and hanging out with my friends,” said Simpson. “I know a lot of people going, and I’m pretty sure everyone is really excited about getting their dresses and everything else.”

Not only will the dance itself interest students, but the tailgate and pep rally before will be exciting precursors.  According to McCullough, student council is excited to implement new aspects into the pep rally and try to include entire classes in games.

Adding to the excitement from the pep rally, the tailgate will last from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3 in the outfield of the baseball field, preceding the football game later that night.

Coming off of a cancelled tailgate last year, student council is also getting excited for a fun-filled time featuring a DJ from a radio station, a velcro wall, a bounce houses, raffles, lawn games, and a wide variety of food vendors according to Jake Smith, head of the tailgating committee.

The tailgate will take place on the outfield of the practice baseball field.  Photo By: Grace Burns
The tailgate will take place on the outfield of the practice baseball field. Photo By: Grace Burns

Junior Maggie Kaliszak, a member of the committee, is looking forward to the event.

“It’s a good way to support not only the football team,” said Kaliszak. “But it’s also like a pre-party for homecoming … will promote school unity and allow high schoolers to spend time with their families.”

  For more information about all of the upcoming homecoming festivities, watch for posters and activities and follow student council’s twitter and instagram, @SuskyStuCo.