Hula in Honolulu with the sophomore homecoming float

The theme for this year's homecoming is "Around the World."
The theme for this year’s homecoming is “Around the World” (Graphic: M. Fee).

By Claire Stevens, Staff–

On Sunday afternoon, Sophomore Senator Rachel Hedman’s house was overtaken by homecoming float supplies. Wooden surfboards and paint were laid across the grass, a small table in the garage was covered with crumpled newspaper and chicken wire waiting to be adorned with flowers spanned the edge of the yard.

Inexperienced but excited, the sophomore class began the annual homecoming tradition of float building on Sunday, Sept. 25 at Hedman’s house. A day after, they moved to Davis High’s Future Farmers of America area to resume building their float.

This year, the homecoming theme for sophomores is Hawaii. “I want it to feel like you’re actually in Hawaii, laying on the beach,” Hedman said.

Ecstatic to dress up for the parade, the Sophomore Senators ordered grass skirts and coconut bras for their class. They envision either a lifeguard tower or a volcano as the centerpiece for their float.

Hayley Benson is another sophomore senator who is overseeing the float building.  “My plan for the float is to get as many volunteers from different backgrounds as possible,” Benson said.

One such volunteer is sophomore Jillian Fahey.

“I’m just here for the people. It’s a good time,” Fahey said.

The sophomore float will be displayed in the Homecoming Parade on Friday with the other class floats.

“The float is going to “[represent] our class and [show] the school what we have to offer as sophomores. It’s something we should be proud of,” Hedman said.

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