A Recap of Homecoming Week


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Andres Lara, OwlFeed Lifestyle Reporter

With this year’s Homecoming Week having just passed, I decided to explore why it exists and highlight the events that happened during Homecoming Week, which was from October 11-16. 

On Monday, which was the start of the after-school events, we had a movie shown after school which was Madagascar 3. The next day was the courtyard games, and with Wednesday came the afterschool event which was the Peter Piper fundraiser which went from 2 pm to 8 pm. 

There was also a bonfire that went from 7 pm-8 pm on Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, we had the Homecoming football game with the Tailgate, which is basically a bunch of stands where students can buy stuff to eat, play games, and pie some of the teachers in the face. 

At the football game on Friday, our football team barely won with a scoreboard that read 16-14, with Agua Fria as the winner. The Homecoming Dance took place the following day on Saturday from 7 pm-9 pm. 

We had events the entirety of the homecoming week during A and B lunch. Those events included cornhole on Friday, with the days before having events like the egg race. There was also the water balloon toss, a game where you would throw a water balloon up then catch it while you are backing up. There was also a beach volleyball and leg race event that happened during Homecoming Week. 

On the last day of Homecoming Week, there was a parade that was made up of many different people and clubs, which varied from the volleyball team, DECA, cheer, theatre, and band. The Homecoming Queen and King, riding in separate cars/floats, made an appearance.  

The parade started off with the marching band in the front followed by the Unified group while they were throwing candy amongst the crowd on the sidelines. There was also some candy that was thrown around like chocolate poker chips and lollipops. Along with the candy there were dice necklaces and playing cards thrown around as well. 

This was a lot shorter than the last parade there was a couple of years ago. When I was a freshman there was a parade that was a bit longer than this one. 

Afterward, they were followed by a series of cars and floats which contained clubs and players from the football team.  

The Homecoming Dance was a lot of fun to the people who went like Guy Ramirez, a sophomore at Agua Fria High School, “Everyone was doing their own thing, either chilling by themselves or with their friends,” Ramirez said. The Homecoming Dance took place on the tennis courts. 

In the end, Homecoming is generally used by the students to relax and to spend time doing things with their friends.