Homecoming is back: Student Council announces plans for April dance

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By Jui Bhatia, Beats Editor After a round of cancellations both this year and last, Student Council announced that they will hold homecoming on April 23. Aiming to run a mostly normal event, homecoming will take place in the gym and masking will be optional. Originally planned for earlier this year, a variety of factors...

By Jui Bhatia, Beats Editor

After a round of cancellations both this year and last, Student Council announced that they will hold homecoming on April 23. Aiming to run a mostly normal event, homecoming will take place in the gym and masking will be optional.

Originally planned for earlier this year, a variety of factors led to homecoming’s cancellation. Due to the overall uncertainty of the pandemic, Student Council found that because of Conestoga’s large student population, it would be impossible to follow the COVID-19 protocols required at the time.

“Our homecoming was super early,we were the first school (to plan homecoming) and we didn’t know what it would look like,” Student Council adviser Elizabeth Gallo said. “Other schools (had homecoming)  on their football field, but we were concerned with damaging the turf so that’s why we held off. I’m just hoping  (the students) are excited to get dressed up and have a good time.”

Just like previous years, there will be no food served at the dance and students can still anticipate music and dancing. The timing of the event will be shifted an hour earlier than previous years and will now be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to make sure that there is more daylight. Student council feels that these changes were necessary to make sure that students can enjoy the dance to the fullest.

“The pandemic was worse then (at the start of the year), so it (homecoming) would have to be outside and it would be colder and we didn’t want that,” said freshman Isabella Ku, the freshman secretary and member of the Spirit Committee.

Senior Jocelyn Salinas is also looking forward to the new plans. After being disappointed in the cancellation, Salinas has already made plans to enjoy with friends.

“I was upset when it (homecoming) was canceled because I really wanted to have one last homecoming with my friends because I’m about to graduate,” Salinas said. “I’m looking forward to hanging out with my friends and dancing because I have a lot of memories from last homecoming of us dancing and just having fun.”

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