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Homecoming Recap

New year brings change to the memorable night
Miley Araujo

     This year’s homecoming was different from any previous years, and Apaches who never attended before finally had a reason to. Homecoming night was split into two as the floats and game was held on Friday, October 6 and the dance the day after on Saturday, October 7th. 

     On Oct. 6 during lunch, the skits and floats were performed in the field area. This year’s theme was “reality tv show.” Senior class had a Jersey Shore theme float, juniors had a Dance Moms dancing skit, sophomores had The Bachelor and freshmen had a Love is Blind skit. 

     Ronnie Scott, Activities Director, arranged all Homecoming events. 

     “It’s the same routine, each class gets their trailers, theme is selected, and then grade levels pick what they want. First, it goes down senior, junior, sophomore freshman,” said Scott.

     Class officers discuss appropriate options. 

     “They come to me and ask if that’s going to be an okay show to use. I view all their scripts beforehand to make sure there’s nothing too controversial or bad language or something,” added Scott.

     The matter of who participates in the floats and skits is always a process.

     “They put it out on Remind and anybody that went could help but for skits they asked people about what parts they want,” said Scott. 

     “Slots are determined, and each trailer was at somebody’s house. Ms. Krum houses seniors and they put out a Remind they’re gonna meet there and work on the float,” added Scott

     For a couple hours at a time, they’d be out there working until it got dark after people had practices. It’d be about 5:30 to 7:30, said Scott.

     It took a month to practice. 

     Friday night at the homecoming game during halftime, the nominees for homecoming royalty were brought out on the football field in cars. Homecoming King and Queen were won by Estevan Gonzalez and Jaylyn Ramirez. 

     Estevan Gonzalez is a runner in track and field, and a member of the HI-Y club that fundraises for not only the people but for the Sanger track and field program as well.

     “I believe I won the award because of the many people who support me and what I do in track and field, along with friends I’ve made over the years,” said Gonzalez.

     This award held meaning for Gonzalez.

     “It’s something that shows a lot of support to me as a person but it makes me appreciate the people in my life a lot more,” added Gonzalez. 

     “The energy at the field during the homecoming game, the cars, the people, and the coverage was all great. Homecoming is right where it should be, the game, the dance, and the events leading up all serve well to what it is,” said Gonzalez.  

     Gonzalez thanks all his friends and supporters, and to the people who made homecoming happen.

     Jaylyn Ramirez, a senior varsity soccer player, feels she won Queen because she is passionate to others and can make positive influences. 

     “It means a lot and now I can inspire others and represent our school,” said Ramirez.

     Ramirez believes students enjoy everything about Homecoming. 

     “The football game, dance, school spirit week, and just making memories with friends,” Ramirez adds.

     My favorite part is the football game because of how connected everyone is in the moment, Ramirez says.

     Ramirez believes homecoming should be a bigger deal at Sanger high, because there is a lot of school spirit involved and it creates the best memories with friends. 

     “A lot of people came out to the endzone to check out the cars which is nice because we get that donated by the Corvette club every year 34 years in a row. Families came and friends came to take pictures with the prince and princesses, kings and queens, it was really cool,” said Scott.

     Different from last year, the Homecoming dance required an entry cost. For a single, it was $15 and with ASB, $12.50. 

     Students gathered in the main gym as the dance was held through 7pm-10pm.

     The change from the dance being held following the game to the day after was mostly due to requests by students.

     “I think it was a lot less stress not having to have the dance afterwards. Because I always have to leave the game. So knowing that it was bad I can secretly enjoy the game,” said Scott. 

     “I thought it was a magnificent event”, Scott added.






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Miley Araujo
Miley Araujo, Opinion Editor
  Araujo grew up in Sanger and went to Madison Elementary, Washington Academic Middle School and currently attends Sanger High School. She has three older sisters, Victoria, Mariah and Madison. As a hobby, she likes to read and watch TV.  This is her second year in journalism and is a junior. She enjoys writing and her favorite subject in school is English. In her spare time, she chooses to open a book or spend time with her friends. Her ideal future career is to be a journalist or a writer and she hopes to pursue her dream when she goes to college. 
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