Homecoming Gym Decorating 2016

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Class of 2017 wins the 2015-16 gym decorating.

By Sydney Faustner and Briana Snyder

The annual gym decorating for each graduating class is back. Gym decorating is a competitive and important event that takes place at the homecoming pep rally. On October 8, 2016, each grade will be responsible for decorating a corner of the gym, trying to outshine one another. Each class is competing for the Falcon Cup, a trophy given out by the guidance counselor to the class with the most school spirit. During last year’s gym decorating, the Class of 2017 won. They are now in second place after losing to the Class of 2018 in the scream off. Because this is a school event, there are many rules and regulations that must be followed during the decorating process. One of the most important rules to remember is to use only the designated area you are given. You must also include everyone’s name who participated in decorating.

Mrs. Wilson, the class of 2017 senior advisor, decided that the theme for this year is “monopoly”. “We have wanted to do this since our freshman year and have been looking forward to it” she stated. They are ahead of schedule, which is a bonus when it comes to planning. Planning is notorious for being a challenge. To counter this challenge, classes have assigned individual teams to tackle certain tasks. Mrs. Wilson understands that competition might come from the Class of 2018, but she knows for a fact that “this year is going to be awesome.”

Mrs. Nogueira is in charge of the Class of 2019 and is in her second year of being an advisor. This year, their theme is “s’mores/camping.” Their class picks by having advisory members create a list of ideas. Everyone contributes to brainstorming. Then we talk about which ones are real possibilities. This year seemed like the best year to do the s’more (play on the word soph-o-more) idea, and that’s what ended up winning out. The 2016-2017 school year shows great potential for improvement of the class of 2019. Mrs.Nogueira concluded with “because the theme had already been chosen by the class of 2019, they have an advantage”.

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