Homecoming isn’t just around the corner, it’s down the rabbit hole!

Junior Elizabeth Barreto works on decorations for Homecoming with other members of NAHS. The theme for the year is "Walk Through Wonderland." (Photo: Gearhart)

As Lecanto High School nears its Homecoming week, planned for October 17 to 22, preparations are on the way.

Both the student government and leadership class have decided that the 2011 Homecoming theme will be “Walk Through Wonderland.”

 This theme was one out of three choices.   

“One was Carnival, one was sort of a beach theme, and of course ‘Walk Through Wonderland,’” said Student Government Advisor, Scottie Spry.

 Homecoming celebrations kick off with the activity days. These days will include:

  • Monday- Sports Day
  • Tuesday- Character Day
  • Wacky Wednesday
  • Throwback Thursday (Decade Day)
  • Friday- Spirit Day

The class colors for the pep rally are decided by the student class representatives.

“Seniors are black and red, juniors are neon blue, sophomores are purple, and freshman are orange,” said Spry.

The pep rally will be Friday after lunch. That same night, the Homecoming football game will be at 7:30 p.m. against Lake Weir. The Homecoming queen will be announced at the game.

The Homecoming dance is Saturday, October 22. It begins at 8 p.m. and ends around 11 p.m. in the LHS gym. Tickets will be $10 for students and guests.

As far as Spry is concerned, not many rules have been changed.

“Nothing other than tweaking with the dress code [will be changed],” said Spry.              

Like all the past years, the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) will be working on some decorations for Homecoming.  The majority of decorations will be purchased through vendors.

“[We have] watched the movie and talked to Spry and the representatives in student government,” said fine arts department head David Brown. “They have given us ideas of what they want, but we have creative liberty with it.”

In the past years, Homecoming generally has specific colors matching the theme. This year, however, does not, due to how vibrant the colors are in the “Alice in Wonderland” movies.

“Most people think of ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ and it gives it a fun and lively atmosphere,” said Spry.