Homecoming dance a cause for celebration

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Almost every generation has treasured memories of their high school experience.

Much of the time, those memories gravitate toward the annual homecoming week.

Moffat County High School celebrated this year's homecoming week with numerous dress-up days, a pep rally, the first victorious homecoming football game in three years and a dance.

The semi-formal dance was upbeat after the high school's win against the Rawlins High School Outlaws. MCHS had a professional disc jockey providing music for the dance.

"It was pretty good, but I think the music could have been better. It was hard to dance to most of the songs," junior Shelby Haughey said.

There also was a photographer on hand for students, and many took advantage of it. The line for pictures extended out of the door and down the hallway.

Unfortunately, there was little in the way of refreshments for students. Despite that, the atmosphere was jubilant, and the dance floor packed.

Whether students were aware or not, photographers other than the designated one were prowling around the dance.

One was junior Kathrine Cork, who was taking pictures for the high school newspaper.

"It was hard. It could have been better, but people kept trying to pose and do silly stuff for the camera," Cork said.

The week was an exciting one for students, as they had the opportunity to don different costumes for each themed day, especially Friday, which was Bulldog Day.

Friday was a wave of blue and white, with students excited to participate in the parade and the pep rally.

The parade went off without a hitch, although for a while the conditions were questionable.

Rain pummeled Craig, but stopped short just before the parade started.

There was a similar situation before Saturday night's dance, when there was a torrential downpour, but it, too, stopped as students arrived at the doors of the high school ready to celebrate.

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