Chino Valley celebrates 25th homecoming
Quad-City Schools: Students, teachers and community come together to share in the fun Oct. 2-5
For over a century, homecoming has been a tradition that many look forward to. There’s just something about a fresh school year, the beginning of fall, and a classic game of football that can bring an entire community together.
For Chino Valley, homecoming means a chance for alumni to return to their old stomping grounds and reconnect with old friends and memories. The week of homecoming is a chance for students to express themselves through Spirit Week days by dressing up in class colors, matching with friends, and most importantly, wearing their Cougar gear on Cougar Pride Day.
Students also look forward to the Senior Parade, celebrating the envied title of “senior.” With all of the homecoming festivities like the bonfire, Powder Puff football, the dance, and the much-anticipated Friday night football game, students find plenty of ways to come together and celebrate the school and its traditions.
Another famed tradition is the crowning of the homecoming court. Two seniors are crowned Homecoming King and Queen, juniors are titled Prince and Princess, sophomores with Duke and Duchess, and freshmen receive the honor of Count and Countess. This serves as a way for classmates to show their appreciation and support of their classmates.
Perhaps the most popular event, the football game gives the team a chance to show off their talents to friends, family and other Chino Valley residents. There’s a strong nostalgia surrounding fall football games. Cheering on the home team while wearing the warmest layers possible, drinking hot chocolate, and grinning as another touchdown is made.
Within a tight-knit community like Chino Valley, it’s not hard to get residents of the community excited about the festivities. It’s a way to keep the community updated with what’s happening at the school and for families to grow more excited about the school their kids attend.
With all of the commotion surrounding homecoming, it’s impossible for Chino Valley School District staff members not to join in on the fun, as well. Many teachers will get involved in activities and participate in dress-up days alongside their students.
Homecoming is often a favorite time of the school year and it’s easy to see why. A single week dedicated to morale and fellowship between students, staff and community members alike is undeniably bound to lift spirits. While homecoming is a common tradition for high schools across the country, there’s really no pride like Chino Valley pride.
Homecoming week is Oct. 2-5 and culminates with the varsity football game at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, at Chino Valley High School.
Information from Chino Valley Unified School District.