MCHS homecoming, from the students’ views
October 11, 2008
Editor’s note: The members of the Moffat County High School journalism class helped cover the homecoming week activities for the Daily Press.
MCHS students color the halls for each class
Every year, MCHS celebrates homecoming week a different way. This year’s celebration kicked off with Class Color Day.
“It was interesting. It was different from the normal things like Cowboy Day,” senior Katherine Dodd said.
It was a day dedicated to each class’s individuality, as each class had a designated color to represent. The decision to have the themed day was Student Council’s, but the color was chosen by voting the week before.
“It gave us a chance to represent our class,” said Dodd.
MCHS celebrates sports by dressing up
Whether it is hockey or ballet, curling or baseball, almost everyone likes some sort of physical activity. Students at MCHS had the opportunity on Tuesday to show their favorite sport to their peers – by dressing up like the sport.
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Some students chose to stick with rather “normal” sports, such as baseball, football and basketball. Others decided to highlight lesser-known sports.
“I was supposed to be a football player, but it didn’t work out,” said April Rogers, freshman, “because people kept mistaking me for a bear wrestler because of my ripped shirt.”
In addition to “bear wrestling,” other odd sports were showcased, such as, “paintballing” and competitive eating.
Students get back to roots, portray cultures
Culture is difficult to define, but it is essentially considered to be the ideas and social norms of a particular group of people. On Wednesday, MCHS students put their, and sometimes other people’s, heritage out for all to see.
“I was Jamaican. I had a hat and thought it would be an interesting culture to portray,” sophomore Emily Miller said.
Other cultures portrayed included Irish, Native American and Japanese.
Wranglers, hats, spurs fill high school halls
In Colorado, one is bound to come across at least a couple of cowboys. Therefore, it came to little surprise to administrators that cowboy day had such an overwhelming tide of dressed up students.
“I was glad to see all the students take part in homecoming activities and show school spirit,” said Mike Silverman, MCHS assistant principal.
Many students had cowboy hats and boots. A few people went even further and strapped on chaps for the day.
“I dressed up because I have school spirit.” junior Josh Wild said. ” I thought it was a lot of fun.”
Freshmen, sophomores build floats for parade
Students from the freshman and sophomore classes worked Wednesday night to make floats representing their class for Friday’s homecoming Parade.
Junior and Senior class floats lacked the necessary support to justify making floats. The parade also included the annual march of football players, cheerleaders, other student organizations and, of course, the high school marching band.
Royalty crowned, students jubilant
Thursday at MCHS was a celebratory affair. Students had a chance to get away from their normal class routines by breaking away from teachers and seeing some of their peers celebrated and honored in the MCHS auditorium.
The feel of the crowd was palpable. “The coronation was great,” teacher Lance Scranton said. “It was the best in six years.”
The senior royalty were Michael Beauchamp and Megan Knez as homecoming king and queen. Dani Kawcak and Sam Leonard were named senior attendants.
Derrick Ferguson is the editor of the MCHS PostScript newspaper.