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Coming Home Again

Photo by Abby Clepper

One of the most fun weeks we have here at Lodi High School is Homecoming Week. There is more to this week than just the football game and the dance. We celebrate Monday through Friday. From dressing up, to volunteering throughout the community on Service Day, everything about this week is fun. 

To start the week, we wore our pajamas to school. Red plaid was everywhere. The next day, we choose to embrace our inner barbeque dads and soccer moms. This was a popular day. 

“I like the barbecue dads and soccer moms,” said junior Dakota Pierquet. She was planning to dress up as a barbecue dad. 

Wednesday, we displayed our class pride and wore our class t-shirts or our favorite team’s jersey.

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“I thought the dress-up week was more interesting than last year,” junior Dylan Ness said 

We all rallied to the stadium to watch the powder puff games. An odd twist to the norm was the win by the sophomores. After a tough match against the seniors, the sophomores faced the juniors and won in overtime. Sophomore Addison Young made the final field goal, winning the game. This was shocking because the seniors win every year. 

“I can’t believe the sophomores won. The seniors always win,” junior Mayah Bonafield said. 

However, more than just flag football took place. We had dinosaur races and some intense games of tug of war, and during half time a strong cheerleading performance. Powderpuff isn’t just for fun; the money raised from admissions to the games goes to local charities. The stadium was filled with people supporting and having fun at the games. The junior class had a proud student section standing through both games and giving it their all to the cheers. 

Thursday, we all got a good laugh when teachers and students swapped outfits. Students wearing fanny packs and teachers wearing hoodies.

 Friday, in order to show support, we wore our Lodi Pride. We thought about our future with Career Day and helped our community by doing acts of service: visiting the kids at the primary school, cleaning up the parks and ice age trails, and many other things. The pep rally prepped us for the two biggest events of this week: the football game and the dance.

“The football game and the homecoming dance are definitely the best part of this week, they are super fun,” Bonafield said. 

 Friday afternoon we all got ready for the homecoming parade. The fall sports on floats, the homecoming court on golf carts, the band marching, and the cheerleaders cheering, everyone got pumped up for the game. 

The game was a success, Lodi won! Even though we had a last minute opponent change we didnt let it throw us. 

“I liked the homecoming game,” junior Dylan Ness said 

The stadium was packed with people showing their Lodi Pride. 

Saturday, many people’s favorite day of homecoming, the dance. The theme this year was Alice in Wonderland. The night was filled with sparkles, music, and colorful lights as we danced the night away. 

“There were good slow dancing songs,” Pierquet said. 

I think we can all agree this was a busy Homecoming Week filled with fun experiences and new memories.

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About the Contributor
Ella Johnson
Ella Johnson is a junior at LHS and is a co-editor for the yearbook. She joined the publications staff as a junior. Her main focus has been on the yearbook, but she has also been a part of the broadcast and has written newspaper articles.