Homecoming takes students’ breath away


Photo by Cheyanne Tull

At the pep rally, junior Riley Johnson picks a student from the crowd. The students participated in a Fruit-by-the-Foot eating contest.

Written by Adaline Pauly, Copy Editor

After the end of a successful spirit week, the cheerleaders put on a pep rally for the schools and community to attend. The students from the elementary, middle and high schools got to participate in some of the games. Everyone who attended also got to listen to the band play and watch the dance team perform.

“My favorite part was the dance, and the games with the teachers and kids,” sophomore Lacey Kelly said. 

The cheerleaders got to perform a dance with a special guest.

 “I was excited about it,” she said. “We were very excited and nervous to do our dance with the guys.” 

At the pep rally, the cheerleaders put on a Fruit by the Foot competition. They got to handpick four students from each school to eat a Fruit by the Foot as fast as they could. After the students’ competition, the cheerleaders picked four teachers to participate. 

“I thought it was funny,” said freshman Jacie Perkins. “I thought it was funny how slow everyone was going.” 

The cheerleaders also put on a game for the homecoming candidates. They played “the elephant march.” Seniors Russell Chitwood and Kara Zoglmann ended up winning. 

This year’s homecoming football game and ceremony took place Sept. 30. This year’s fall homecoming candidates were Chitwood and Zoglmann, Jose Robles with Caitlyn May, Colton Wolken with Adrienne May, and Zane Zoglmann with Katelyn Koester. This year’s homecoming king was Robles and this year’s homecoming queen was May. The final score of the game was 36-0. 

After the homecoming game Stuco put on a homecoming after party. The past few years students did not have a homecoming dance; instead, they had a tailgate party. This year students got to dance, play volleyball, play yard games and enjoy walking tacos. 

“[I was most excited to] show off my dance moves on the dance floor,” said sophomore Charles May.