once again upon us, and that means that homecoming celebrations
are just around the corner. Homecoming is an American tradition each
September and October for high schools and colleges where they celebrate their school
spirit with a football game and other celebrations. I remember the
homecoming events when I was in school. First, there was the election of a
homecoming king and queen. Each class had its own representative, one boy and
one girl, usually the most popular jock and the cutest cheerleader .
Needless to say, I was neither, so I never stood a chance of being
elected! The king and queen, though, were always from the senior class.
All the events led up to the big game, played on a
Friday night or Saturday afternoon, always a home game for the school
celebrating their homecoming. In my school, we had a pep rally the day
before the game, where the cheerleaders and dance team would do their
thing on the stage. We also had a small parade before the game,
where all the homecoming royalty and the marching band would go around
the track of the stadium where the game was held, cheered on by alumni,
parents, and students. Then we would watch the football game, which at my
school, we usually lost.
Script by Dr. Jeff McQuillan