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VCHS Homecoming Filled with New Traditions

This article was originally published in the Print Talon on November 7, 2017.

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Elyse Gottschall

Sophomore Jackson Sui, Spanish teacher Señora Stitt, and freshman Michael Hu dressed relaxed for Pajama Day.

During the week of homecoming, the Vacaville Christian High School halls were filled with an assortment of kids dressed up for the part of Meme Day Monday, Favorite Character Day Tuesday, Pajama Day Wednesday, “Ho-Coachella” Day Thursday, and Class Color Friday.

“My favorite part of homecoming week was dressing up for the spirit days and having a good laugh with my friends,” sophomore Audrey Martinez said.

This year, the last day of homecoming week was a minimum day which caused the float parade to be moved to 10 a.m. After the parade, the whole VCHS student body filled up the stadium to partake in their first spirit rally of the year. The junior class ultimately won homecoming week.

High school student council made the decision to have a volleyball game instead of the more typical football game as part of the festivities of Homecoming Night. The VCHS JV and varsity volleyball teams hosted Encina Prep.

“The best part was having the crowd cheering us on and supporting our last home game of the year,” sophomore Merina Vega said.

During the parade, each class was able to showcase their floats which were decorated in the theme of epic movie series. The freshmen chose Star Wars, the sophomores chose Indiana Jones, the juniors chose Pirates of the Caribbean, and the seniors chose Jurassic Park.

“My favorite part of homecoming was the dance because the music was really cool and I could dance however I would like with my friends,” sophomore Bill Li said.

After all the volleyball girls arrived to the dance after getting, the homecoming court was announced. For the freshman, Megan Redican and Albert Chi won For the sophomores, Jerrah Lopez and Wiley Lloyd won. For the juniors, Emma Alvarado and Quinlan Sweany won. For the seniors, Elyse Gottschall and Jack Gardner won princess and prince and Ansley Alsbury and Adam Grabowski won queen and king.

“I really enjoyed being nominated for homecoming and the moment when we were about to find out who won because the anticipation for the winners was exciting,” senior Roman Kravets said.

The homecoming dance was held in the multi-purpose room where the social chairs, seniors Jessie Jacobs and Laura Nelson, and student council decorated the room in preparation of the Hunger Games themed dance.

“It was really fun to dance with friends and just have a good time making memories,” junior Hunter Sumner said.

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VCHS Homecoming Filled with New Traditions