By Jeanne Kim,
Bluedevilhub.com Staff –
Due to the early scheduling of the homecoming football game, student government had to hit the ground running this year in order to be ready for the big event. So as to be properly prepares, student government actually began preparations for homecoming during summer break.
The top three themes for homecoming were prepared before school started, and by the first Friday of the school year, the ballots were already filled out and counted. Even the committees for homecoming, such as the rally, parade, door decorating and float were arranged in advance to allow the student government time to get the ball rolling before homecoming.
To make homecoming a new and exciting experience for Davis High students, the student government worked hard to plan spirit days and create posters relating to the year’s theme. Some spirit days are switched out every year, like this year’s Toga Tuesday for example was a spirit day that was different and something that the student government wanted to experiment with.
Although this year’s theme is Mythology, which is closely related to the homecoming theme from a few years ago when it was themed, “My Big Fat Greek Homecoming”, the student government thought it would be fun to bring it back.
Juniors Elsa Iverson and Makaila Stritzel were on a tight time frame to get all preparations for homecoming ready to go before the homecoming game.
“This is such a stressful week; I’ve gotten about eight hours [of sleep] in the past two nights,” Iverson said before the game.
In preparation for the parade, a lot of time was spent on making the floats. Student stayed behind after school to finish off the floats that would be used during the homecoming parade.
Iverson was part of the parade committee, and skipped the last two periods on homecoming day to set up for the parade.
To allow the parade to commence smoothly, the parade committee was responsible for closing down the streets, putting up no parking signs, and making sure floats and people were all in order.
Added stress was put on to the leading duo of Stritzel and Iverson due to their responsibility of leading the halftime show via microphone.
“The big thing is, is that during the halftime show, the football team could get a penalty if we go over time. Time management and communication is a really big thing,” Stritzel said.
Despite the difficulty and stress, the two say they enjoy homecoming week
“It’s a lot of fun overall, I’ve been having a great time and I think the stress is definitely going to be worth it. You really see that you’re making a difference and it’s pretty heartwarming,” Iverson said during homecoming week.
Stritzel agrees with Iverson and believes that homecoming week, stressful as it is, is also one of the most fun weeks of school to prepare for. “It really unifies the school,” Stritzel said.