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.
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!