Homecoming is just right around the corner, and New Haven High School is getting excited for this year’s Paris-themed Homecoming. This year’s date for Homecoming is Friday, February 1st.
With the Paris theme, StuCo is working on a 20-ft. Eiffel Tower. Other decorations for the dance and coronation are going to be based off Van Gogh's Starry Night. The flower bouquets for the candidates will also be based off the painting.
A recent survey was sent out to the whole student body to get a feel for who plans on attending, what they are looking forward to, expectations and hopes for the dance, and the best part about Homecoming overall.
Out of all of the responses, everybody said they will be attending this year’s Homecoming, and many are looking forward to the dance and game. Natalie Buchheit, sophomore, is looking forward to dancing with her friends. Keerstin Mason, junior, is excited about who will win at the coronation.
Senior Kamryn Poe also commented with, “The basketball game. I can't wait to see the varsity boys defeat their opponent. Lets go, Shamrocks!”
When the students were asked if they had any expectations/hopes for the dance, they all responded with either food or good music.
The best part about Homecoming, according to senior Julia Unnerstall is, “Boogying down with my buddies!”
Brande Kubiak, sophomore, said, “Wearing your six-inch heels the whole time to assert your dominance on the dance floor.”
The senior Homecoming candidates this year are Lexi Oetterer, Andi Wideman, Desiree Strehlau, Martin Lewis, Cody Groner, and Ethan Groner. The junior candidates are Lexy Sidwell, Savanna Hanna, Johnna Bloch, John Hughes, Austin Tegeler, and Bernabe Ribera.
When Lexi Oetterer was asked how she felt about being a candidate, she responded with, “I am very excited about being selected as a Homecoming candidate. I have always wanted to be a candidate for either Homecoming or Winter Ball-- not just to win, but to be a part of the experience.”
Savanna Hanna talked about what she is excited for. “I'm not so sure if there is anything in particular about the coronation itself that I'm excited about, but I'm still really thrilled and excited about being able to walk down the basketball court with one of the guy candidates. It's definitely going to be a fun time.”
Bernabe Ribera also talked about how he is nervous for the coronation. “I don't do so well in front of huge crowds, but this will help me overcome that fear.”
Well, it sounds like New Haven is excited for Homecoming. Have a great time at the dance and good luck at the game!