Homecoming preparations in motion


Mia Bertrand

Homecoming senior king and queen candidates are: first row, Caleb Yu, Bryce McDaniel, Kyron Cumby, Sam Dlott, Rico Saldivar. Second row: Aiondra Vegara, Izzy Torres, Caroline Cloud, Kendall Guillory, Phoebe Hamilton. Inset photo: Junior prince and princess Abby Christian and Evan Lemon.

Katie Gallaway, News Editor

Nominations, dress up days, dance theme revealed

Homecoming is quickly approaching, and Stuco is already working hard to plan the event, including the football game on Nov. 9 and the dance on Nov. 10.

The chairmen of the student relations department, senior Payton Smith and junior Lindsey Bolding, are helping head the preparations. Both are new additions to Stuco this year, and they are excited to be organizing homecoming.

“It’s an honor to be a part of planning something that will affect so many students at the school,” Smith said.

After student voting, it was announced that this year’s homecoming theme will be Written in the Stars.

“This year, the new administrators wanted to have an overarching theme for all of the different homecoming events,” Bolding said. “It will carry over through the parade, pep rally and school dance.”

Written in the Stars is a theme based on the destiny of Plano students, and how they always go on to do amazing things in life after they graduate. It is supposed to help unify the school and boost spirit.

“I think everybody should go to homecoming,” Smith said. “People think that the dance is lame and try to skip it, but it’s actually a very important event, especially for seniors, because it is one of the last times you are hanging out with all of your friends.”

The dance is scheduled for the evening of Saturday Nov. 10. It will start at 8 p.m. and go until midnight.

“One of our goals this year was to make homecoming more accessible so that more students are able to come,” Bolding said. Tickets to the homecoming dance are often quite pricey, a factor which can make students hesitant to actually attend.

“The tickets are going to be a lot cheaper than they were in previous years,” Smith said. “We’re making them more affordable for students so that they can come to the dance and have a good experience.”

Evan Lemon. (photos by Mia Bertrand) Ticket prices for the dance are $25 and $40 a couple and $35 each at the door. Buy advanced tickets on the parent portal.

Homecoming court voting has already taken place and elected members are junior Evan Lemons as prince and junior princess is Abby Christian. The senior king and queen nominees are: Sam Dlott, Kyron Cumby, Bryce McDaniel, Caleb Yu, Rico Saldivar, Caroline Cloud, Kendall Guillory, Phoebe Hamilton, Izzy Torres and Alondra Vegara. The winners will be announced at halftime of the football game.

The week leading up to homecoming, there will also be themed days where students can dress up accordingly. The set themes are Country vs. Country Club Monday, Disney Day Tuesday, Out of This World Wednesday, Decade Day Thursday and Maroon Out Friday. Students will be allowed to wear their homecoming mums and garters on Friday as well.

“It’s just a really exciting, spirited time for Plano,” Smith said.

The homecoming football game is to be held at Clark Stadium at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9, where PSHS will face off against Prosper High School.

The homecoming parade will take place on Nov. 7, beginning at 6 p.m. A pep rally will be held in the school gym afterwards. Senior chairman of the Stuco unity committee, Nitzan Gariani, is in charge of organizing the parade float.

“The Student Council float is going to be park themed and use the same twinkle lights that will be decorating the cafeteria for the dance,” Gariani said.

Student Council hopes that students will actively participate in the event. “It’s going to be a great homecoming,” Smith said. “I am looking forward to it.”