Homecoming brings happiness to students at Durand High School

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Students at Durand High School enjoyed homecoming week. The week kicked off Monday, September 26 and lasted until Saturday, October 1.
 
This year’s homecoming at Durand High School the student council chose board games as the theme. The seniors chose Candy Land, the juniors chose Life, the sophomores chose Operation, and the freshmen chose Monopoly.
 
The week kicked off with hallway decorations. The freshmen came in first place, sophomores second, seniors third, and juniors in fourth.
 
Monday’s theme was America Day. This was where students could wear their red, white, and blue. Freshmen came in first place, the seniors came in second, the sophomores came in third, and the juniors came in last.
 
The homeroom activity for Monday was Hungry Hungry Hippos. The sophomores got first place, the seniors got second, the freshmen got third, and the juniors got fourth.
 
Tuesday’s theme was Class Color Day. The seniors chose black, juniors had red, sophomores had grey, and the freshmen had pink. The sophomores got first place, the seniors got second, the juniors got third, and freshmen came in last.
 
The homeroom activity for Tuesday was the plunger/scooter race. The freshmen came in first, the juniors followed in second, the seniors got third, and the sophomores got fourth.
 
Wednesday’s theme was I Woke Up This Way. This meant the students could show up in their pjs and onesies. The freshmen got first for dressing up, the juniors came in second, the sophomores got third, and the seniors got last place. 
 
The homeroom activity for Wednesday was tug-of-war. The girls scores came in with the juniors in first, the freshmen in second, the sophomores in third, and the seniors in fourth. The boys scores came in with the juniors first, the sophomores second, the seniors in third, and the freshmen in fourth.
   
That night the school hosted the boys volleyball game. The sophomore boys came in first, the junior boys came in second, the seniors came in third, and the freshmen got last place.
 
Thursday’s theme was Tacky Tourist Day. Students from DHS could wear their hawaiian shirts and their socks with sandals. The sophomores came in first place, the freshmen came in second, the seniors came in third, and the juniors got last place.
 
The homeroom activity for Thursday was the sponge launch. The seniors fought their way to first place, with the sophomores following in second, the juniors came in third, and the freshmen came in last.
 
Friday’s theme was Blue and White Day. Students could show their school pride by wearing blue and white. Freshmen got first, the seniors got second, the sophomores got third, and the juniors came in last.
 
Instead of a homeroom activity Friday, DHS had their parade which consisted of the classes floats. The floats were decorated by each class to represent the theme they chose. The sophomore’s Operation float came in first, with the junior’s Life float coming in second, the freshmen’s Monopoly float came in third, and the senior’s Candy Land float came in last.
 
With all the scores added up for the week, the sophomores came in first with 1300 points, the freshmen came in second with 1175 points, the seniors came in third with 1100 points, and the juniors came in fourth with 900 points.
   
The homecoming football game was held Friday, September 30 at the Legion field. Although the DHS football team didn’t win, the fans were still there with lots of spirit. 
   
DHS royalty this year consisted of freshmen Joey Alongi and Jade Murawski, sophomores Caden Manning and Desiree Clankie, juniors Brock Klein and Kaitlyn Larrow. The DHS King and Queen were Ryan Wilke and Abigail Maiella.
   
The homecoming dance was held Saturday, October 1 from 8-11 p.m. in the DHS cafeteria.
   
Overall the students seemed to really enjoy homecoming week.
 
“I think homecoming week went well this year, like it always does. I think that almost all of the high schoolers were very happy with the way things turned out. The dance was also a big success,” junior Alyssa Brauer said. 

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