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Superhero Homecoming halftime was a hit despite disappointing loss to Righetti

Homecoming King Huy Vu and the Homecoming Queen Casey Rowlett waved in appreciation for their classmates’ votes during the halftime show. Photo by Megan Weferling

Leadership students Wyatt Marshall (Captain America) and Ben Bietz (Spiderman) performed during the the Homecoming halftime show. Photo by Codi Carroll

AHS celebrated its annual Homecoming by holding Spirit Week in the days before the game The actual Homecoming game with the halftime show was on Oct. 5, with the dance the following evening on Oct. 6. While the game ended in a disappointing loss to Righetti, the Homecoming week activities, halftime show, and dance were enjoyed by many students.

Leadership students launched into Spirit Week by encouraging students to dress up as superheroes. During that first day, numerous students came as various superheroes, such as Superman, Wonder Woman and Spiderman, and several others. On Tuesday students twinned with one another. Pajama day was on Oct. 3, and students wore their pajamas to school. Then Thursday was crazy sock day in which AHS students showed off their stylish long socks. Finally, on Friday, the day of the Homecoming game, students wore orange and grey to show school spirit. Unfortunately AHS lost the home game to Righetti 14-42 that night.

Despite the football team’s loss, many students enjoyed this year’s superhero-themed Homecoming dance at the AHS gym from 7:30 pm to 11 pm on Saturday Oct. 6. “It was a super night and one to remember,” said freshman Layla Faber. Another student, sophomore Phoebe Pilg, said, “I think Homecoming was really fun. The ASB students made it look really nice, and the night was just overall a good time.”

During the halftime performance, the Homecoming King and Queen were crowned. Homecoming King senior Huy Vu said, “It was an awesome experience that I would never expected myself to have when entering high-school. Truly once-in-a-lifetime thing!” Alongside Vu at the ceremony was Homecoming Queen senior Casey Rowlett and the senior Homecoming court, consisting of Camryn Beck, Shelby Moody, Cullen Cooper and Kyle Spurgeon. The royalty for other grades were as follows: Nina Bedell and Sean Davis represented the freshman court, Katie Burson and Alex Hall were the sophomore princess and prince, and Seth Robasciotti and Yesenia Custodi were the junior prince and princess. The night was wrapped up with a brief thank-you by the leadership students.

Homecoming has had an impact on former students and current students of AHS throughout the years. The true Homecoming purpose is meant to welcome home the alumni of Atascadero High School by fellow friends and family members. This year, AHS was able to do just that with superhero spirit.

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