It’s the one day of the year where students can dress up: Homecoming. It is a tradition that high schools have homecoming towards the beginning of the school year. The dance also includes a whole week of dressing up with different themes.
COVID-19 has impacted this year’s decision if homecoming would be possible. It would also affect the decision if prom happens.
“I would be sort of upset if we didn’t have homecoming, but it wouldn’t be the end of the world because I went to the last three,” Bridget Gunther (‘21) said.
For Freshmen, on the other hand, would most likely not get to experience the night. Many students look forward to this dance being a way to escape school.
“I would feel sad because I wouldn’t get to feel the whole freshmen experience,” Cameron O’brien (‘24) said.
If homecoming does not happen for this school year, some students still would want to participate in homecoming week.
“Homecoming week was the week I would look forward to since it was a week where I could just have fun,” Heather Rodatz (‘22) said.
Homecoming week gave students the opportunity to go beyond their comfort zone and follow the theme each day as what to wear. As it could follow COVID-19 rules for school, the photos that would be taken throughout the day might be limited.
“I really want homecoming week because I have waited four years to be able to do 80’s day and I still am really wanting to do that,” Gunther said.
But moving forward throughout the year, if school continues, a possibility that prom would happen would be considered.
“I really want prom because we could not go last year and if I don’t get to go this year, then I will never get to experience prom,” Gunther said.
As many events are unknown to if they are occurring, students are hoping their dream will come true.