Students rock around the clock at homecoming


Julia Nguyen

Chisom Nwabudike, Ava Courville, Ella Gillentine, Drew Adler, Julia Nguyen, Grant Smith, James Prendergast, Emma Baird and Wende Wang pose for a photo at homecoming.

Kaveen Shah, Staff Writer

Flashing colored lights, bass-boosted music and the sounds of laughs and merry shouts abounded in Houstoun Plaza, as students and staff chaperones gathered to celebrate homecoming for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.

The annual event, with the theme of “rockin’ around the clock,” was composed of two parts: the homecoming game on Oct. 1 and the homecoming dance on Oct. 2. 

“Homecoming is exciting because of the school spirit it brings,”  said Mrs. Erica Baker, coordinator of student life. “It’s just once a year and it brings so much excitement and joy to the campus.”

This was the first opportunity for the sophomore and freshman classes to participate in the homecoming tradition.  

“It was fun to hang out… and have a good time, similar to pre-COVID times,” said sophomore Ryan Hay. 

This year’s homecoming celebration revolved around the Friday night football game against St. Mark’s. 

“It’s incredible to be out there and have the support and packed stadiums of a normal year, even at away games,” said senior Jack Klosek, an offensive lineman on the varsity football team. 

The Falcon football team won 65-14.