Students Views On Homecoming 2014

Paige Dorko, Fall 2014 J1 student

Homecoming has happened on Sept. 27 at Blue Valley from 8-11 p.m. this year. Homecoming has been a tradition, not just at Blue Valley High, but many other schools for several years. The first homecoming ever recorded was at Southwestern University in April 1909. BV is known for its early homecomings, some people agree with the timing whereas others don’t quite feel the same. “A few weeks [sooner would be nice], and there are other schools have it then, I think the randomness of it is fun.” said freshman, Alli Williams. According to Wikipedia, “Homecoming is a tradition of welcoming back alumni of a school. It is a tradition in many universities, colleges and high schools in the United States. Homecoming should not be confused with prom, as they occur at different times of the year. Homecoming usually occurs in the fall, and prom usually occurs in the spring.” At BV, however, the dance is a completely separate day then the game. This will be the freshman’s first dance “It seems really fun said Williams — I’ve never been to one before, so I’m excited to see what it’s like and if it’s like the ideas I have of it, I think it’ll be a fun night,” The theme this year is “A Moment In Time.” “I think it’s cool that they have a theme and I’m curious to see how they pull it off,” Williams said. The dance was in the Blue Valley Gym. The cost was $20 for students and $25 for outside dates. “I can’t wait for homecoming it will be really fun.” Williams said