Homecoming Week starts at McLean

The Leadership class works to engage school spirit for Homecoming

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Homecoming Week starts at McLean

Sophomore Aaron Bremser and senior Pierce Laszlo work to get properly spirited for the tailgate. Since the game is a red out, they deck themselves up in red paint to support the Highlanders.

Sophomore Aaron Bremser and senior Pierce Laszlo work to get properly spirited for the tailgate. Since the game is a red out, they deck themselves up in red paint to support the Highlanders.

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Sophomore Aaron Bremser and senior Pierce Laszlo work to get properly spirited for the tailgate. Since the game is a red out, they deck themselves up in red paint to support the Highlanders.

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Sophomore Aaron Bremser and senior Pierce Laszlo work to get properly spirited for the tailgate. Since the game is a red out, they deck themselves up in red paint to support the Highlanders.

Erica Bass, Opinions Editor

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Homecoming Week is taking off this Monday, Sept. 23, and it’s bound to be sweet!

“To prepare for Homecoming, the leadership class breaks up into many small groups,” said senior Audrey Grau, who is part of the pep rally committee in the leadership class. “We’ve been working on prep basically since the first day of school, because the dance is so early  this year, some of us last [year] began to already pick out some dance themes.”

This year’s theme is Candyland, and the leadership class has been planning a week sprinkled with sugary fun, including candy-themed spirit days (such as Aloha Almond Joy, Sleepy Skittles, Taste the Rainbow Tye-Dye, etc.), a pep rally, and a huge tailgate fest from 4:30 to 7 before the football game.

“We kind of like to leave the pep rally [on Friday], go to the fest together and then go to the game together,” said senior Gabi Xie, who’s in charge of the tailgate. “We’re organizing inflatables, getting food trucks, getting some games out so that people can enjoy the tailgate, and it’s like a big kind of party thing before the game.”

The leadership class is working to make the events a fun way to get everyone involved in the homecoming festivities.

“It’s important to have a spirit week to raise awareness for the game and so everyone shows their support for our school,” junior Chloe Lahr said. 

Leadership has put a lot of work into making this week a delectable treat, and now they’re all ready to go. Their only advice?

“Whatever you do, have fun and be safe,” Grau said. “Getting to see all of your friends in a different setting is so much fun and different from what you do every day!”