CHS Homecoming: Students show school pride at spirit week and pep rally

Cherokee’s homecoming celebration was this past week, and students showed off their school pride through dress up themes and at the pep rally.

The homecoming dance was last Saturday, Oct. 8 in the North building gym. The crowd, majorly consisting of freshman and sophomores, was dressed to the nines in sparkling dresses and elegant suits and tuxedos.

The dance was followed by a week of dress up themes created by the student government seniors.

  • Monday: Teacher work day, no theme
  • Tuesday: Twin/Group Coordination day
  • Wednesday: 2000’s day
  • Thursday: Hawaiian Christmas day
  • Friday: School Spirit day

Above: a few members of the band leadership and Wyatt Darnell dressed as Men in Black for Tuesday’s theme. [Photo provided by: McKenna Goodrich]

As the overarching theme for the celebration was We Got the Beat (revolving around a music and dancing scheme), the dress up days were paired with a song and involved some sort of musical element.

Above (from left to right): Caleb Christian, Lila Chandler, Jay Cuomo and Melli Quillen dressed as the trademark Weezer Blue Album cover. [Photo provided by: Melli Quillen]

The annual local parade had a long lineup of cheerleaders and clubs but unfortunately, the parade was cancelled due to weather concerns.

Friday, Oct. 14 marked the end of the week with a pep rally and the homecoming football game that evening.

At the game, Cherokee won against Osborne High School, 29-25. During halftime, the homecoming court walked across the field and the king and queen were announced: Tams Mullins and Callie Macho.

CHS posted on Instagram the newly crowned homecoming king and queen. [Photo credit: @cherokee_warriors]

To ensure student attendance, the pep rally took place in the new gym earlier that morning. Planned by a committee from the student government, the rally involved several entertaining activities including a student-teacher game of Gotcha!, a singing challenge that involved a pie to the face, and a relay for members of the homecoming court.

This year’s pep rally introduced a new performing group at Cherokee: a dance team. The dance team performed to close out the pep rally.

Several students claimed the pie-in-the-face challenge was the most entertaining. Selected students (and Ms. Spell) had to finish the lyrics to a song, and if they failed, they received a face full of Cool Whip.

Overall, homecoming week ran smoothly and incited more student participation than ever before. Let’s go Warriors!

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