Student government reflects on homecoming week

Senior members of the student government class Silas Kirsch, Alli Ayers, and Rachel Hedman (left to right) show off their Blue Out outfits in the spirit Day Fashion show on Oct. 15.

By Anisha Dhakal, Staff–

Homecoming week has come to an end with a football win against the Franklin Wildcats, but the Blue Devils have had a jammed pack week leading up to it. “We started planning for this [homecoming] since the first day of school.” said senior Claire Scott, head of the homecoming rally committee.

The week started off with the homecoming rally. One new thing that Student Government tried this year was the “Devil Feud” idea, similar to Family Feud, but with a twist.  “It was something different, we usually do active games but this was engaging in a different way.” Scott said.

With extra time remaining in the end, Scott pulled out the dance competition from her sleeve. “Time management is really important, next time have backup events” she said.

The spirit day fashion show at the rally was a hit as students cheered while watching their teachers strut down the runway.

Wednesday brought the annual door decorating contest, organized this year by junior Sydney Moore. With several creative door decorations throughout campus, one of Moore’s personal favorites was math teacher Phil Raymond’s, whose extended outwards with an entrance made of wood.

Moore hopes next year to try to get more staff, including the attendance and finance offices, to participate and to advertise more through social media.  

With the rest of the week flying by, Friday came rolling in head first. The day started off with the yearly homecoming parade showing off the clubs and teams at Davis High, organized this year by senior Rachel Hedman.

Although there were few minor communication issues, Hedman said seeing everyone go all out and watching the fire department drive school board members on the fire truck were some of her favorites from the parade.

This year, Student Government had judges pick the best class float and the junior class won with their 60s themed float which was organized by junior class president Catie Fee. The float was a bright colored bus with ‘hippie vibes.’

“One of my favorite things was watching everything come together and everyone in their costumes” Fee said.

This year, the halftime show committee decided to go paperless and use an electronic system to vote for royalty and for participants in the show, making it easier to vote and count. Senior Alli Ayers, head of the halftime committee, suggests taking a game such as soccer and adding a twist to it. “People enjoy watching and playing events where there’s running around.” Ayers said.

According to Ayers, this years homecoming shirts did a lot better than previous years, despite trouble with ordering them.

Finally, homecoming came to an end with the annual dance.

This years dance layout was different and it occured on the same day as the game, due to planning in April. Junior Sandy McGlothlin, head of the dance committee, said the DJ was one of her highlights from this years dance. “A lot of people really liked the music, it added a whole vibe to the dance.” McGlothlin said.

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