Loco for HoCo

Homecoming weekthe most important week to show school spirit and play dress-upThroughout the week of Oct. 13Etowah hosts numerous activities for students including dressing up for homecoming themes, attending the parade, showing school spirit at the football game, or attending the homecoming dance. 

“I love my school, and school spirit is a big deal to me, so participating in homecoming week is major,” Brittany Miller, junior, said.  

The first occurrence of homecoming week at Etowah is dressing up for the assigned theme of each day of the week. The themes for homecoming week include: PJ Day; Kindergarten Day; Twin Day; and Decades Day/Senior Toga Day. 

“I’m super excited to dress up for the homecoming themes. It is something to look forward to, and it’s always fun to dress up,” Bella Pacini, freshman, said. 

This year, SGA (Student Government Association) has been working to host a homecoming dance for Etowah students. In the past, students were upset that the school did not hava dance that freshmen and sophomores could attend. Administration agreed to let students have a winter semi-formal dance last year to see if it would be successful enough for a homecoming danceMany attended the semi-formal resulting in Etowah producing “Rock the Ages” themed homecoming dance on Oct. 19. 

“I’m so glad that our high school gets to have a homecoming dance again. I think the winter semi-formal last year really helped by pushing the homecoming dance to come back,” Hannah Griffin, sophomore, said. 

For the homecoming parade, students who are a part of Etowah teams, clubs, and homecoming court are in the parade. They throw candy to parade watchers along the route. The parade is Oct16 at 5 p.m. in the ET Booth parking lot.  

“I am so stoked for the parade because I never get to hand out candy on Halloween, so this is a perfect opportunity,” Carson Reeder, junior, said. 

At Friday’s homecoming game, Oct. 18, students selected to represent their class on homecoming court get the opportunity to walk across the football field during halftime 

“I’m super excited for homecoming court. It’s fun to get dressed up with your classmates and have a good time. I look forward to seeing everyone dressed up for the game and the dance,” Will Garvey, senior, said. 

Homecoming week is the perfect way to bring the school together. Tickets to the dance are on sale on https://gofan.co/app/events/68391 for $10. Tickets will not be sold at the door, so those planning to attend must purchase tickets in advance. The event will be held in the Anderson gym at 7 p.m.