Homecoming at Hendersonville High School is right around the corner! This year’s theme is “There’s No Place Like Home” (no relation to The Wizard of Oz). Below is a guide to all the fun ways to get involved:

- Kicking off the Hoco festivities will be the Homecoming Dance on Saturday (Sept. 28) from 8-10 p.m. Attire is semi-formal, and tickets will be on sale for $5 in the cafeteria and at the door the night of the dance. To bring a student from another school, pick up a form in the front office. 

- Come support the soccer team at the Field of Dreams for the soccer tailgate which will be Monday (Sept. 31) at 5 p.m.  Ashley Whobrey, the Student Body Secretary and a soccer player, said, “It’s a new tradition. We’ll have Maggie Moo’s, corn hole, spike ball, and it’s also senior night.” Seniors will be recognized for their accomplishments throughout their past four years.

- Students will be taking the ACT on Tuesday (the test counts for seniors but is practice for everyone else, though some teachers may use it as a grade for class), so there won’t be a dress up day or event. Whobrey reminds students, “Get a good night’s sleep and make sure you eat breakfast that day. Do your best, but don’t worry too much about it.”

- The annual powderpuff game will be replaced by a volleyball game. According to Student Body President Isabella Patterson, this change came due to “too many injuries, too many complaints, and usually weather has been a big issue. We wanted to avoid that all together this year.” The game requires teams of about 15-20 girls and will take place Wednesday (Oct. 2) at 5 p.m. If you want to play, contact your class president as soon as possible. 

- One of the biggest events of the week is the Homecoming Parade, taking place on Thursday (Oct. 3) at the Streets of Indian Lake. There will be performances by the Hendersonville Band of Gold, Cheerleaders, and Golden Girls. The Homecoming Court and student body officers will ride around and throw out candy to local kids and students who attend. The football team will also be recognized in preparation for the game on Friday (Oct 4). “It’s a way to get the entire community involved, not just HHS,” Patterson said.

- To conclude the week, on Friday is the pep rally and later the football game against Wilson Central at 7 p.m. The Homecoming Court will be recognized on the field before the game. The ceremony will begin at 6:30. Whobrey said her favorite part of the game is “getting to see the attendants walk out on the field and taking pictures with them.” 

- To further celebrate Homecoming Week, be sure to pre-order a Homecoming T-shirt for $15 in marketing teacher Lisa Baugh’s room (140) by Monday ( Sept. 31).

Story by Bailey Guy and Cailsey Scott


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