Dancing the Night Away
September 15, 2021
Fair Grove High School prepares for Homecoming on Friday, September 17th. The football team plays against Forsyth; the homecoming dance will be held in the courtyard from 9 to 12.
This year’s homecoming will cost $5. Tickets are unable to be purchased in advance, however students may purchase them at the dance.
Student Council has been working hard to ensure a safe, but fun, dance experience. Social distancing and masks are encouraged, but not required. Alex Kepes (11), president of StuCo, shared that the safety precautions are “an added challenge” to the planning of the dance. “My goal is to have many people attend, as well as being safe,” Kepes explained.
From food to decorations to DJs, StuCo is in charge of ensuring a successful dance. Sponsor of the Student Council Michael Van Cleave added, “It is our hope that homecoming will be an event that raises school spirit, has a high participation rate, and is tons of fun for everyone involved.”
The theme for Homecoming this year is Mardi Gras. The student body will be able to participate in Spirit Week leading up to the game from the 14th to the 17th. Tuesday the 14th’s theme is Fat Tuesday. Each grade will wear a different color: freshmen will wear yellow, sophomores blue, juniors green, seniors black, and teachers white. On the 15th, students dress up in their silliest, mix-matched clothes for Wacky Wednesday. Thursday the 16th will be Jersey day, where students wear the jerseys of their favorite teams. Finally, the 17th will be Fair Grove Friday. Students will wear purple in support of the school.
Homecoming princesses have been voted in from each high school grade level. The freshman princess is Brooke Daniels. Allison Findley is the princess for the sophomores. For the juniors, the princess is Lauren Thomlinson. The senior queen candidates are Paige Robinson, Brielle Helmer, and Lydia Engel. The student body will vote to decide who is homecoming queen on the 17th.
This year was Daniels (9) first year to have the chance to be voted princess. “I was honestly super shocked,” Daniels admitted, “because I went up against some of the best people that could’ve been chosen just as easily.”
Findley (10) was also excited to be selected by her classmates as sophomore princess. “Being a homecoming princess represents to me, someone’s character,” Findley stated. “How they treat others, how much effort they put into their school work, the willingness to go the extra mile and lend a helping hand, etc.” Both princesses agree that they are excitedly looking forward to walking down the football field before the game.
The princesses and queen candidates will be walked down the field at 6:30 and the queen will be crowned. The home football game will start at 7.