Homecoming Hysteria – A Week of Warrior Pride

Olivia Booth

Homecoming 2016 has come and gone, but the memories of that week’s events will remain with Warrior Nation forever.

Spirit Week opened the Homecoming festivities on Monday, September 26 with Senior Citizen Day.  Twin Day was Tuesday, and then Celebrity Day on Wednesday where students were able to dress up as their favorite celebrity.  Thursday was Jersey Day and Friday was the traditional Green and Gold Day.  Many students and teachers took part in the spirit days to show their love of the school and their spirit for Warrior Nation.

“Homecoming week is always a time that students and teachers look forward to.  The daily themes are fun and students always enjoy seeing their teachers dress up and look like fools for a day. It’s a great lead up to the big game” commented Mrs. Kwarta.

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Student Government President Shawn Valiani and Courtney Jefferson enjoying the Homecoming Pep Rally. Photo taken by Mrs. Schools.

The week continued with the Pep Rally on Friday where the Warrior band, cheerleaders, dance team and other groups were able to perform and shine on the floor.  Warriors came together as a school and showed their support for the Varsity Football team as they prepared to defeat the Varina Blue Devils.  However, due to the week’s wet weather and impending storms forecasted for Friday afternoon, the Homecoming parade and game were postponed to Monday, October 3.

Students and staff danced the night away on Saturday at the Red Carpet themed dance.  Students came dressed in their best as they shared the night with friends and teachers.

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Warriors dress up and enjoy the night together

Sophomore Fiza Bhojani stated that “Getting dressed up with all your friends at someone’s house is definitely the best part. It’s worth it when the night is full of dancing to loud music.”

The much anticipated parade and game happened Monday on a beautiful afternoon and evening full of alumni, friends, and family.  Students and staff participated in the parade and then moved to the stadium as the Warrior Varsity Football team trampled on the Varina Blue Devils 21-0.

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Overall, Homecoming 2016 at Warrior Nation is something to be remembered.  It is a time we came together as a school and as a student body to show our love for who we are.  Warriors.

“Homecoming was a fun and interesting experience.  It was much better than last year’s. I had a lot of fun with friends” commented sophomore Shreya Rajesh.

 

 

 

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