Homecoming is a tradition in the United States in which parades, assemblies, games, and a dance welcome staff and students returning from summer break. Bonneville High School’s Homecoming dance took place on September 23 from eight o'clock to eleven o'clock in the evening. Students who attended Homecoming were able to go by themselves, in a group, or on a date. This year's theme was Ancient Greece, and Bonneville’s very own Student Council was responsible for the planning and execution.
Although other groups, such as Hope Squad or the cheer team, may organize some dances, Student Council (StuCo) typically charges the Homecoming planning. The first step: choosing a theme. Student Council brainstormed and workshopped the potential themes; nevertheless, the student body activity leaders had the final say. Once the theme was chosen, the StuCo staff joined together and started to plan the decorations, music, and more. Jaicee Clinger, a senior and the student body activity leader, shared her response to the matter. Clinger claimed, “At first we thought about doing “There's No Place Like Homecoming”; however, we decided to keep looking. [W]e found the theme on Pinterest and said we will keep it!” Students at BHS could have matched the theme, or they could have worn something more traditional. Although the theme was quite historic, no togas were permitted at the event. In terms of photography, Bell Photography, Bonneville’s go-to for sports and portrait photos, was hired to work the dance. Having set up a photo booth, Bell Photography allowed students to pose for a free single, duo, or group photo. From the photography to the decorations, planning and executing Homecoming was not a small feat!
Every time there is a school event, it takes plenty of planning and prepping to make every detail absolutely perfect. This year, StuCo worked fervently to ensure the dance was a hit for all students.