Homecoming Goes Socially Distant

Homecoming Goes Socially Distant

John Montana

The homecoming dance will happen this October at South Windsor High School but with a twist. This year homecoming will be outside at night rather than in the cafeteria and will be open to only juniors and seniors. This year covid has impacted many schools and people with the things they can do. Many schools have closed school events due to covid, ¨It is a lot better, even though it still isn’t perfect I think this is the best-case scenario given today’s circumstances¨  says Tyler Power, a senior.  Although some may say it is better, another student quoted, ¨Probably not going, it’s at the football field, at night, at the end of October where it’s going to be cold and messy in the dirty field.¨ says Andrew Denicolo a Senior.

Homecoming for those who do not know is the tradition of welcoming back former students and members and celebrating an organization’s existence. Many high schools have a homecoming because it brings the school together. But this year it’s the ¨best case scenario given today’s circumstances¨ due to covid. Covid has affected many schools because not everyone in every school is vaccinated making it hard to have school events with confidence. 

However, a tailgate will also be happening along with the dance this year. It will be open to all students and will be before the homecoming football game. Marco Cortez a senior shares, ¨It’s definitely really unique but it’s a good alternative to keep the homecoming game tradition alive.” While some students may like the tailgate idea others would say differently. Student Andrew Denicolo shares,¨I don’t expect many people to show up”, although many students feel this way doesn’t mean that the tailgate will be bad, as many people want the tailgate to happen.