A Look into Homecoming Week


Jenn Ducett

RMHS homecoming announcement.

Jenn Ducett, Staff Member

Homecoming is right around the corner with spirit week beginning on Monday, September 26, culminating in the homecoming assembly and game on Friday, September 30, and the dance itself on Saturday, October 1, at 8:00 PM.

Senior Ravyn Cullor said, “I love homecoming because it’s a great time to engage with my school and have fun with my friends.”

The spirit dress up days begin Monday with Sci-Fi dress up day. Come wearing your Star Wars or Star Trek t-shirt, but no masks. Tuesday is sports jersey day; wear your favorite sports team wear. Wednesday is dress in stars and stripes days. You can wear your patriotic gear like you would on the 4th of July. Thursday is dress preppy day and, per tradition, Friday is black out day, which extends to the football game that night.

Also adding to the homecoming week is the school assembly, feeder parade,and alumni tent, all on Friday. “As for the assembly, we will be honoring our alumni. The football guys will sing the alma mater. Stuco will introduce and crown royalty. In addition to homecoming, we will be launching the canned food drive with DECA, and we will have all Lobo groups performing,” said Mrs. Cox, Student Council Advisor.

For singles, the dance costs $15 before the dance and the $20 at the door. Fordoubles, it is $25 before and $30 at the door. Junior, Katie Billington said, “I love going to homecoming and having a great time with all my friends.”

The feeder parade is Friday, at 6:15 pm after school. This is for middle schools and elementary school students who go to Rocky’s feeder schools. They will be a part of the pre-show for the homecoming game. At the game, there will be an alumni tent at the front entrance from 6:45 until half time to meet and greet Rocky alumni. The Dutch Brothers may be there serving coffee to the returning Lobos.

The court is represented by seniors Lexi Abbott, Belle Deschler, Whitney Knutson, Lindie O’Toole, Christian Bellefuille, Ryan Hutcheson, Tyler Hyland, and Cooper Smith.

The junior court consists of Rylee Bundy, Emily Carpenter, Jade Gosar, Madison William, Nic Chelales, Mac Graves, Chase Hontz, Matteo Vattone. Nic Chelales said, “I feel honored to be in it again. It’s always great to be able to represent our junior class.”

For the sophomores, there is Addie Becker, Alexis Hall, Maisy Fox, Fiona Nelson, Braiden Balmer, Cody Sexton, Mike Tucci, Kevin Zhu.

Last but not least, the freshman homecoming court is Addie Bundy, Kiana Hefner, Carmella Wright, Guilla Campana, Hunter Dyer, Brice Garner, Evan Morgan, and Kenan Scheller.

For the dance on Saturday night, the decorations are not going to be sci-fi or NASA themed at all. Instead, they are going to consist of a lot of purple, black, and blue stars to create a galaxy like atmosphere.There will be special lighting and a lot of planet themed decorations as well.

Continuing the tradition, DJ Drake will be the DJ at homecoming. “He was the most popular/requested DJ from over the years,” said Emma Fortunato. Although he will not be taking any requests this year, the StuCo homecoming team did make a few suggestions to make the music more upbeat, popular, and include some throwbacks for the dance.

Junior Taylor Marzolf also commented, “The juniors and seniors really liked him last year           and he was the same one that they had for prom.”

Emma Fortunato had some advice for the night, “The best way to have fun is to let loose, and it doesn’t matter who’s watching. You only have four [Homecomings] in your life!”