Homecoming Week


DHS Journalism staff

Homecoming banners remind students of daily dress up themes.

Macey Hein, Editor-n-Chief

It’s Homecoming week at DHS! The biggest week of the school year! Students are decorating hallways, dressing up for the homecoming themes, and counting down the days till they are sitting in the Warhorse Stadium on Friday night with their mums and garters sparkling and hanging from their spirit shirts. 

“I love all the events that happen during homecoming week, but my favorite by far is seeing all the kids from all the grade levels come together and decorate the hallways,” office secretary Nancy Martin said. “How proud the kids look after they are done decorating is the highlight of my week.”

Along with hall decorating, other events are held for the exciting week. These events include Homecoming Representatives from each class, the annual bonfire held on Thursday night, and dress-up days all week. This year’s homecoming representatives are freshman Ethan Gelinas and Persephone Perez, sophomores Arron Bonilla and Zoe Ortiz, juniors Ignacio Cisneros and Autumn Owen, seniors Ryan Castro, Brady Hackebeil, Isaiah Morin, Xavier Contreras, Darian Alvarez, Kylee Saunders, Macey Hein, and Kendall Marek. 

“I am so excited to be nominated as the junior girl homecoming representative for my class,” junior Autumn Owen said. “I know I am going to be very anxious to be up in front of everyone but I know it will be a night to remember. The homecoming dress-up days are my favorite part of the week, especially Neon Day. I love the bright fun colors and I can’t wait to participate.” 

Each day of the week has a different dress-up theme. These themes get the students excited for Homecoming and it’s a week they can express themselves and their creativity.

“The dress-up days are really cool because I like to see students be creative with their outfits and think outside the box,” senior Brianna Torres said. “So far I have seen some crazy outfits and kids are going all out, and I think their energy really plays into Homecoming week.”