Madison Aker – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Homecoming Week 2018 begins Monday, Sept. 6. That marks the beginning of students and staff dressing up to show their school spirit.
Students look forward to participating in the annual event, and so do many teachers. These educators say it’s important for students to participate any way they can.
“It’s a great way to see the school besides just an academic institution,” said LRHS English teacher Michael Wood. “It can develop a sense of community you may not otherwise experience.”
Homecoming Week allows students to express their individuality in homemade or store-bought costumes.
Science teacher Faust Delazzer added, “It is so important to get involved. When you get older you never look back and say that you should have done less… You always say that you wish you could have done more. This is one of those cases. Even in college, you see the students going nuts and having a great time with paint over their chest.”
The best way to spread school spirit is dressing up as well as going to the homecoming events after school.
Students can even win a prize by attending. Student Government Association advisor Heather Kasper explained, “Each day a contest will be held, and contestants can win a prize based on how creative their costume is. But it is all about having fun and everyone getting together to celebrate. It is the one time a year where students can dress up and be a community.”