At break on Wednesday the 12th, upbeat music blasted through the quad as ASB prepared to give yet another unforgettable theme announcement. Willa Young, Patrick Patao, and Connor Smith, dressed up in a festive red dress, a gorilla suit, and a banana suit respectively to emphasize the upcoming theme. As soon as the trio started dancing, ASB members joined in to create a flash mob. When the number finished, the poster was unveiled to the student body, revealing this year’s Homecoming theme.
On November 4th, the Homecoming game will occur and the following night will be the highly anticipated dance with the theme Rio de Homecoming: A Brazilian Bash.
The planning began at the end of September when ASB brainstormed and narrowed a list of about ten themes down to three main ones. Because the theme needed to encompass a whole variety of celebrations, it was difficult to decide what was most appropriate.
“There were a lot of heated discussions,” joked Young. Members of ASB don’t just pull ideas out of a hat; those who have ideas present them to the student government, and once several ideas are eliminated, ASB takes a vote.
When asked why this particular theme was chosen, Young said, “We chose it because it’s different, because it’s a wide encompassing theme.”
Homecoming is still a work in progress because there are many different aspects that go into it.
Amy Young, junior ASB president stated, “Homecoming not only involves the dance but also the parade and the football game.”
Young enthusiastically commented, “I’m always kind of a skeptical person with these things, but I actually think it will work out.”
Upbeat freshmen Annie Hartley and Rose Markowicz are ready to participate in their first high school dance. Hartley noted that the addition of the flash mob was a nice touch while Markowicz thought including the poster was impressive. Looking forward to their first high school dance, Markowicz and Hartley are planning on attending the Brazilian bash.
Get ready Spartans, because Rio is coming to you.