Homecoming is an American tradition that began in the early 1900s, which brings current students, alumni, and teachers together with school spirit. The week of September 23rd is Eagle High School’s homecoming celebration, and as a tribute we have a list of things that make this annual event unique.

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Spirit Week

The week of homecoming is usually called Spirit Week. It is marked by dress-up days, contests and competitions between classes. Pep rallies for the signature homecoming football game are held as well. Halls are decorated with posters and banners cheering for the home team. Most schools also have a parade in which classes, clubs, sports teams, and alumni groups create floats to show off their school spirit.

 

Homecoming Royalty

The social significance of the homecoming king and queen is not lost on the American teenager and has been a status symbol for decades. The selection process varies from school to school, but it is most commonly decided by a popular vote of some form.

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Homecoming Football Game

The homecoming game is one of the biggest high school sporting events of the year, and brings in a large crowd of past and present students. Eagle High School’s homecoming game is scheduled for September 27th where they are matched against Vallivue High School.

 

Homecoming Dance

The other noteworthy social event associated with homecoming is the formal dance. As an occasion that has caused more than one teenage girl stress and anxiety, the homecoming dance has found celebrity in movies and television. Eagle High School’s dance will be held September 28th.

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