Ways to prepare for homecoming: it’s the dance of the year


Skye Rouse

Taylor Hensley is excited about homecoming.

HOMECOMING week includes one of the biggest dances after one of the best football games of the year. Many students and faculty get pumped up for these events. It is always the first dance and there are many ways to prepare for it.

“If you’re going to a dance, I think that the best thing you can do is go with a great group of people. That’s what I always do, and it’s always a lot of fun,” Danielle Dodge (12) said. “It’s also a lot of fun if you plan a day activity. Last homecoming we went to Airborne and then went to Applebee’s for dinner and after the dance me and some of the girls I was with had a sleepover. Homecoming is usually one of the best dances of the year, but bring a fun date that you’re comfortable around,” Dodge said.

Many students go to dances with a group of people and do day activities. It is another way it can make the day amazing and contribute to a memorable night. There are many things that students do for day activities like going to the zoo, Lagoon, or mini golf. Then it’s time for dinner.

If you’re going to a dance, I think that the best thing you can do is go with a great group of people.”

— Danielle Dodge

“I decided to go last minute to Homecoming with one of my good friends Selena Vann, and it was totally worth it,” Taylor Hensley (11) said. “My favorite part of the night was seeing everyone look phenomenal and happy. I also loved the football game even though we lost. Our student standing section was lit, I loved when they came out in the cars,” she said. “The best advice I’d give to someone asking someone else is to go big or go home.”

When asking someone to a dance it can be nerve wracking, especially to a big dance like homecoming, the best advice says not to get nervous, stay confident, make it sweet, and make sure that it’s not too big nor too small. Some other great advice is to make sure that make sure to be surrounded by people that make it comfortable to dance around.

“I went with my girlfriend to homecoming, and had a great time,” Gohan Pinilla (11) said. “When you ask someone make sure you do a lot but not too much,” he said. “ We didn’t go on a date, we stayed home and watched movies but that was just as fun because well, who doesn’t like just staying in and relaxing?” Pinilla said.

Granger High School is a big school with bigger plans for this year’s dance. Last year they had a carnival in the courtyard, and this year, it’ll be full of surprises.

“My favorite part of last year’s homecoming probably wasn’t the dance, it was the carnival and football game,” Rosie Irvin (11) said. “I liked it because we helped advertise for the auto club. The game was a lot of fun and it was a pink out and everyone just had so much spirit and had fun,” Irvin said.