Homecoming changes and events to look out for

As Homecoming week approaches, here are the important events to look out for.


Photo by Mark Lu

HHS football, band and colorguard prepare for Battle of the Bell game on Homecoming night.

This year’s California Dreamin’ Homecoming will take place from October 10 to October 14. The themes consist of Hollywood for the seniors, Carnival for the juniors, the Beach for the sophomores and The City for the freshmen.

On Monday, students dressed in all three colors of Red, White and Blue, can collect participation points for the Independence Day theme. These points will count toward determining the winning class of this Homecoming .

On Tuesday, students can qualify for points by wearing an outfit that has at least two different patterns to fit the theme for Patterns on Patterns Day.

Superheroes at Homestead takes place on Wednesday, where all costumes are acceptable with the exception of masks.

All judging will take place under the A-Building awning during lunch from Monday to Wednesday.

As usual, Class Theme Day will take place Thursday, and Friday marks Green and White Day.

Brunch activities will include class cheer-offs from Monday to Thursday that count toward overall class points. Booing on other classes will be accounted for in negative points. Lunch activities will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday and will include Musical Chairs, Limbo, and food games such as Donuts on a String.

On Friday, the Homecoming Rally will take place through tutorial, during which Homecoming court will be presented and the class theme videos will be shown. Announced September 26, court consists of Princes Edward Li, Tej Gokhale, Trevor Carpenter, Travis Larry and Yannik Omictin. The Homecoming Princesses are Claire Wynne, Danielle Genovese, Elizabeth Cook, Juritzy Caravez and Lindsay Allen.

The Homecoming parade, in which the court proceeds down Mary Avenue until The Dalles Avenue and returns to HHS through Kenewick Drive, begins at 3:15 p.m. This year, the number of students present for the entirety of the parade for each class will count toward overall class points.

The biggest change this year is the time of the JV football game, which will take place on Thursday at 3:15 p.m., as opposed to the previous time on Fridays at 4 p.m. This was instituted to allow the varsity football game to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday. At halftime, Homecoming King and Queen, as well as the winning class, will be announced.

With the game ending earlier, the Homecoming Dance, free with ASB and held in the Large Gym from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., would have less of an overlap, providing students with ample time to enjoy the Battle of the Bell, the home game against FHS, and attend the dance.