Student council puts on successful homecoming dance


The Homecoming Dance Contracts posted on the Student Council Bulletin Board outside of the main office. The forms went quickly, and the folder was empty by Friday, Oct. 13.

by Sam Greene, Staff Writer

The annual Homecoming Dance that took place on Saturday, Oct. 21 was packed with around 350 students.

The dance occurred from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, complete with a DJ and hundreds of students dancing.

Student council experienced great success with ticket sales for this dance, as many students were looking forward to attending. However, students who attempted to hand in their permission slips and checks after the deadline of Friday, October 13 were not permitted to attend the dance.  

The theme was a masquerade dance which surprised many students because it was repeated from last year. “We chose the theme based off of the success we had last year,” said Student Council President Jean Walter (‘18).

However, the reappearance of the theme did not impact many students’ experiences. “The theme was not very important to me,” said Matthew Shiels (‘19), who attended and enjoyed the dance.

Beyond handing out masks upon entrance and having some decorations, the masquerade aspect was not a large part of the dance. It was clear instead that the dance focused on school spirit.

After the cancellation of the dance in 2015, the homecoming dances that have occurred in the following two years after brought success in ticket sales and attendance.