Poolesville High School celebrates Homecoming

The cheerleaders teach and lead a cheer to the crowd.

Poolesville High School students celebrated homecoming this year with spirit week, a football game, the homecoming pep rally, and the annual dance. Throughout the week, students wore their best outfits for the following themes: Get Up and Go, Go Crazy, grade level hallway themes, and Black and Gold. In accordance with the “Eras” theme, on Thursday, Freshmen dressed for prehistory, Sophomores adorned themselves in bright neon clothes for New York City in the 80’s, Juniors donned their best togas for Ancient Greece and Rome, and Seniors portrayed the future in their metallic and holographic clothing. 

After hallway decorating Thursday after school, Friday’s pep rally began with the seniors storming the field and shouting the year cheer with the rest of the school. SGA announced the homecoming court and the school-wide results for Most Spirited Grade and Best Hallway, both being awarded to the seniors. This year’s pep rally also featured a variety of dance performances: Poms, Dance Team, Bollywood Dance, and K-Pop. Homecoming court members were announced as well, featuring six members of each grade for the underclassmen and ten for the Seniors. While each fall sports team’s captains were able to announce their next game, they could not do a demonstration as they usually do. “The soccer captains were excited to do a demonstration but were disappointed that there wasn’t enough time,” remarks Senior Global Ecology Student and Girls Soccer Captain Sabrina Edwards.  

Friday night was the Homecoming football game, played against Magruder High School. Students sported their black, gold, and pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. During the game, the cheerleaders and some PHS alum cheerleaders led the students in a variety of cheers. At half-time, Poms performed their half-time routine and the homecoming court winners for each grade were announced. With a final score of 7-12, Magruder won, though Poolesville was able to score a touchdown in the last thirty seconds of the game. 

Saturday night, students returned to the school for the homecoming dance. The gym was decorated with various hallway ornaments to maintain the themes seen in the hallways during the week. DJ Mr. Etheridge played a variety of line dances, slow songs, and other pop music. This year, though the lights were on, there was colored paper over them, which created a different atmosphere than the full brightness of the lights in years prior. Homecoming court was announced for the final time, with Homecoming King and Queen AJ Poore and Rachel Tievy making an appearance. The dance concluded promptly at eleven, wrapping up the 2019 Homecoming week.