Homecoming week plans are in the works


Seniors Palak Gosai, Haley Dywer, Cortney Toomey, and Marie Buckley decide on ideas for Homecoming Week. (Photo: Lash)

It is that time of year again where all of the Lecanto students and alumni come together and have fun.

This year’s homecoming week begins Oct. 1, 2012, and goes through Oct. 6, 2012, with a pep rally and football game on Friday, Oct. 5, and the homecoming dance on Saturday, Oct. 6.

During the week, students will be able to take part in activities such as dressing up and being part of the pep rally.

The Student Government Association [SGA] members voted between Carnival and Masquerade for this year’s theme for the homecoming dance, and the theme for the dance will be Carnival.

“We have decided on Carnival instead of Masquerade because it is less formal and fun. [Many people] were interested in Carnival and requested it a few times,” said SGA members.

Although this dance will be exciting and fun, the dress code still remains the same. The dance will require girls to wear mid-height dresses and no cut-out dresses. For boys, jeans will not be allowed for the homecoming dance.

SGA adviser Scottie Spry and her class believe that spirit day is the most important day of homecoming week.

“Homecoming week is a time to get everyone involved and have lots of fun with school spirit,” said senior Palak Gosai.

“It’s a time to go crazy with school spirit, when we all come together to show other schools we are the best,”  said senior Katelyn Hatcher.

Seniors Shivam Radadia and Cortney Toomey discuss the set up of the homecoming dance. (Photo: Lash)

Ninth through 12th grade students will also get the chance to earn spirit points, and the class that receives the most points will be awarded the spirit stick.“With all the events going on this year, everyone will want to get involved,” said senior Haley Dwyer.

Senior Cortney Toomey thinks that the best homecoming dance that LHS has ever had occurred two years ago.

“[It] was fun because the lights were off, the music was loud, and lots of people [attended]. It was like a night club,’” said Toomey.

Toomey feels that homecoming week is all about having a good time and showing pride in the school.

“Everyone looks forward to this one week. Personally, I love it,” said Toomey. “I hope the number of people taking part in the events comes up this year.”