Homecoming week is finally here, which means it is time to spend the week in unique outfits, cheer on our football team at the homecoming game, spend time with our friends, and dance the night away at homecoming. With multiple ways to show your school pride, everyday this week has a variety of ways to stand out and express your school spirit. From USA Day, Vacation Day, Fairytale Day, and Color Day there are different themes to look forward to everyday.
USA Day is the day to show American pride by wearing our country’s colors. During this day, everyone wears red, white, and blue. USA Day is favored by many students, especially by Junior Carolyn Keating, Keating says how this day allows students “to show pride for their country and express their patriotism.”
Dressing up as if you are at your favorite vacation destination is a creative way to celebrate the homecoming week. From wearing tropical shirts and pretending to be at the beach with all of the decorations, Tropical Tuesday, is another favored by many students. This day is simple and effortless, which makes it one of the most participated spirit days during the week.
Whether you are dressing up as a princess or Prince Charming or being Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, Fairytale Day creates a variety of different characters to dress up as. Maddy Jansen, a Junior at Glenelg, explains she enjoyed Fairytale Day, because she was able to “wear [her] Eeyore onesie and stay comfortable all day long, while still showing school spirit.” Throughout the day, they were many students who wore clever costumes, including Junior Emma Letellier who dressed up as Shrek and Senior Ethan Fenton who wore a Willy Wonka costume.
Beginning with the Senior Tailgate early in the morning and ending with a school wide homecoming pep rally, Color Day is the perfect way to end off the week. With the different grades wearing their class color, Freshmen wearing gray, Sophomores wearing white, Juniors
wearing black, and Seniors wearing red, this day gives students the opportunity to not only represent their class, but their school too. At the end of the day, Senior Tyler Hebron describes her last Color Day and homecoming pep rally as one of her favorite color days, because she has been “anticipating to wear the color red since her Freshman year for color day.” At the end of the day, students are able to attend the homecoming pep rally and participate in events and cheer on their fall season sport teams.