Students participate in Wild West Homecoming Carnival

The Wild West Homecoming Carnival/Dance took place Friday, Oct. 2 by the front entrance of the school from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

This year was not the typical Homecoming dance due to changes that had to be made to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Instead of a formal dance, it had a casual dress code with not only dancing, but also carnival games and food trucks.

“My favorite part of Homecoming was just the actual dancing part,” senior Hope Schumacher said. “I always look forward to dances, and I was glad more people got involved then the years before.”

Being outside allowed for games and activities that would not have been possible inside, such as a mechanical bull.

“I really liked the music this year, and riding the bull was epic,” senior Emmy Morley said.

Morley is the public relations officer for Student Council, and she had a large part in planning this event, which had around 350 students in attendance.

“I think everything went very well,” Morley said. “Our main goal was to get people to come, and we definitely did that.”

Homecoming will most likely return to normal in the future years once COVID subsides, but StuCo president Alicia Feyerherm said she is glad to know that, if needed, there can be alternative plans.

“Even though Homecoming looked different this year than it has in previous years, it was still a success,” Feyerherm said. “I honestly think we attracted a different demographic since it was casual. There’s a lot of people who were there who normally don’t attend dances, and that was very nice to see.”