All things Homecoming


Slideshow featured on Cafeteria TVs displaying the Spirit Week themes. Photo Courtesy of Keira Apple

Slideshow featured on TVs throughout school displaying the Spirit Week themes.

Cassie Duerson, Reporter/Photographer

   Since the school year started, students have been anticipating Homecoming and everything that comes with it. The annual Homecoming Dance is planned for Oct. 29 with many events leading up to the dance.

   Selected by the student body, the theme for this year’s Homecoming Dance is “Hollywood Night Out.” The dance will be from 7-10 pm in the cafeteria. Tickets will be on sale during lunches Oct. 20- Oct. 28.

   The leadership class plans the majority of the Homecoming week events. Sub- committees within the class are responsible for planning individual events. A committee made up of juniors and seniors have been working since the beginning of the school year to organize the dance. 

   “Planning the dance is really fun, I enjoy being behind the scenes of things and seeing everything come together,” leadership organizer Dallas Sprouse said.

Pride Wars

   The annual Pride Wars competition begins next Monday and is a rivalry between grades to see who has the most school spirit. Pride Wars points can be earned by placing recycling items in the marked bins, donating new toiletries, bringing unopened bags of candy to first period classes, dressing up for the spirit days, and by participating in or winning the Pep Rally games.

Slideshow featured on Cafeteria TVs displaying the details of the recycling, candy and toiletries donation and the Pride Wars points that come with them.

Spirit Week

   Homecoming Spirit Week will begin on Oct. 24. 

The themes are as listed:

  • Monday: Pajama Day
  • Tuesday: Country vs. Country Club Day
  • Wednesday: Twin Day
  • Thursday: Adam Sandler
  • Friday: Class Color Day
    • Freshman: White
    • Sophomores: Black
    • Juniors: Green
    • Seniors: Gold

Homecoming Court

   The homecoming court is made up of princes and princesses from the freshman, sophomore and junior classes. The Senior Homecoming Court is made up of five girls and five boys. The court participates in numerous activities throughout the week such as riding in the parade and being escorted onto the field at the Homecoming football game.

   “It feels really good to be a part of the court, it makes me feel like my peers think I’m a good person,” senior Haley Walker said.

The court consists of:

  • Freshman: Jahmere Ragland and Odessa Johnson
  • Sophomores: Mason Jackson and Uriel Blakenship
  • Juniors: Alex Hayes and Kylie Hayden
  • Senior Court: 


Angel David

Dallas Sprouse

Jayden Duck

Haley Walker

Acacia Scott



Elijah Brooks

Brent Sanderson

Kage Harlow

Austin Talley

Landon Wilson


Hometown Homecoming Parade

   The Hometown Homecoming Parade will take place on Oct. 20 in the Town of Mineral. This event is a staple in Louisa, citizens line the streets ready to wave at the floats and catch candy. The parade will start at 6:00 pm. Any organizations in Louisa are welcome to sign up to have a float in the parade.

“Because Louisa is a family, the parade brings everyone together and we are able to have fun as a whole,” leadership organizer Jayden Duck said.


Pep Rally

   The Homecoming Pep Rally is planned for Oct. 28. The pep rally is a great opportunity to show school spirit as well as participate in games. The games for the pep rally consist of Fiery Red Light, Green Light, Tic-Tac-Toe Relay Race, Family Feud, Scooter Relay Race, Skin the Snake, Donut Eating Contest, and Hungry Hippos.


Homecoming Football Game

   On Friday, Oct. 28 Varsity Football will play Albermarle in the Jungle, with a kickoff time of 7:30. The student section theme will be White-Out. 

   All Loonies are encouraged to show up and show off their school spirit.


Homecoming Dance

   The theme “Hollywood Night Out” gives students a chance to travel to Hollywood and experience the glitz and glam of a red carpet life. 

   “We will have a large Hollywood Sign, red carpets and a photo booth with props,” Sprouse said.