LN anticipates homecoming activities


Kaira Chandler, Staff member

There’s No Place Like Homecoming is the theme for this year’s homecoming week, which starts Monday, Sept. 23. Spirit week will kick off with pajama day. Each day will be a different theme to pump up students for the week. Best dressed each day will win free homecoming dance tickets and 50 points for the class competition. Tuesday is Hawaiian Day. Wednesday students are encouraged to wear college gear and Thursday is Twin Day. Principal’s Advisory Council (PAC) is challenging students to twin in LN gear that day. 

Senior Kobe Harris won the pajama spirit day.

 “It was pretty cool since it was my first time participating. It is my senior year, and I wanted to participate in as much stuff as I can since it’s my last year,” Harris said.

In addition, during the week there will be penny wars between classes. Penny wars is adding pennies to your class bucket to raise money and awareness for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The money will benefit LN Dance Marathon and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). To win your class needs to raise more pennies than the rest. Silver coins and dollars subtract from your class, so you can drop some in the other classes to get ahead.

On Thursday, Sept. 26 there will be a pep rally during R8 at 3 p.m.. There will also be a kickball tournament at 7 p.m. The competition will feature freshmen vs seniors and sophomores vs juniors competing at the same time. The winners of this will earn points towards class competition. The kickball competition continues the next day as the championship kickball game will be Friday Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. The class winner will be announced after the game and will win a trophy.

The festivities continue on Friday even though students do not have school that day. Before the homecoming game Friday evening the track will be dedicated to Bob Potter. Potter was an LN teacher and track coach and retired in 2009.

The football team faces Ben Davis in the homecoming game on Friday, Sept.27. This game will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and the theme is neon. 

“I think homecoming is going to be a more fun because I’m a sophomore and more familiar with students at LN. The game is going to be fun of course, every game is fun. I’m mostly looking forward to going to the homecoming game and seeing mine and everyone’s homecoming experience,” sophomore Shant´e Caldwell said.

The Emerald City Ball homecoming dance is on Saturday, Sept. 28. This will be filled with emerald green decorations, exciting things to do and emerald city glasses for those who attend. The dance will cost $15 per person. 

“The dance is going to be the Emerald City Ball. When people come in, the outside before you go into the gym is going to be the yellow brick road, the split row fences, and poppies, all that stuff, but when they go in it is all green. Everybody will be getting green glasses when they come in,” treasurer Pearl McQueenie said. At the dance, students will be able to vote homecoming king and queen.

Students are anticipating a good Homecoming week. They are also looking forward to the theme and the activities during the week.

“I’m looking forward to the game and I’m excited to see how the ‘Emerald City’ theme will play out,” senior Jala Durham-Peters said.

Like Durham-Peters, sophomore Jalen Donahue is anticipating a better dance this year. 

“I’m looking forward to winning the homecoming game and a better dance than last year. Better food, better music, and all that,” Donahue said.