By Rachel Barner, news editor and Jade Allen, staff writer
Homecoming is a time of fun, hanging out with your friends and celebrating school spirit. It is usually held in late October, but this year, there is a new twist.
Homecoming this year is the night of Sept. 24, with our homecoming game being Sept. 23. Since the football season started a week earlier this year and most of the home games are early in the season, our homecoming is also early. The homecoming court was announced at the end of the last school year because of other homecoming preparations that need to be completed. Saegertown students are adjusting accordingly; however, many have strong opinions about this change.
For instance, senior Daynna English said, “I prefer it to be early to start the school year with excitement and school spirit.”
On the other hand, some people aren’t liking this idea as much. “I feel like we don’t have any time to prepare,” said sophomore Morgan Radwick.
Some simply just do not mind the change. “I’m really impartial to it,” said freshman Carson Jones.
Because homecoming is early this year, some students have had problems finding their attire for the dance. Some feel that their time to shop for these items has been crunched. Senior Brittany Sample said, “I don’t like it because you don’t have time to get dresses.”
Saegertown is not the only school with an early homecoming. Neighboring schools Maplewood, Cochranton, and Conneaut Area Senior High are all on the same night. Students who have been invited to one of these other homecomings have to decide which one they want to attend.
Early homecoming isn’t the only change to hit Saegertown this year. Student Council and the advisors have chosen to have a theme which is “Let’s Luau.” Student Council advisor Mrs. Nicole Keller said, “It is just fun, festive, and easy to do. We are going to start picking a theme every year.” Student Council president Austin Brown said, “There’s always supposed to be a theme, but this year was the first year it was actually put into place. Every six years the themes will rotate, so in seven years the luau will be used again.”