A Perfect Homecoming
Salisbury’s 2016 Homecoming Court.
By Nathan Rolls
Homecoming is one of the most memorable nights in a high school student’s high school career. Salisbury’s homecoming was held the day after their homecoming game, which was held on the seventh of October. “Homecoming” literally means to return home, and during the homecoming season, students and past alumni are welcomed back to the school. The week of homecoming, both the game and the dance, are filled with mountains of school spirit and pride. However, many schools around the country celebrate their week of homecoming differently. Some schools celebrate homecoming multiple times per year, and hold them in other sport seasons, like soccer, hockey, or even basketball.
Students thoroughly enjoy the homecoming football game and the dance. “I really liked the dance this year. The other year the DJ didn’t play any good songs, and to be completely honest, it wasn’t as great as it could be. This year, however, was filled with good songs, good people, and just an atmosphere that I can’t quite describe, but it was pretty awesome. Here’s to high school memories,” exclaimed one student. Quite a few students said that the music choice was much better this year than years passed. Obviously, music was important in contributing to a good homecoming. “The music wasn’t bad this year. I actually liked it,” said another student.
Salisbury also grants students the opportunity to bring someone who doesn’t attend Salisbury as a guest. For this to happen, the guest must provide school and parental consent, and provide a form of identification. The ID and signed forms must be handed into either the main office, or to a homecoming organizer a day and a half before the dance. This can be especially stressful if you forget a form or forget your guest’s ID. If this is the case, they will then not be permitted into the dance.
Homecoming is a time specific to high school students, and it’s important to live these moments when you can, because you won’t be given the chance to go homecoming when you’re an adult.