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Student Council’s plans for Homecoming seek improvement from previous years


The Henry Clay Homecoming dance is approaching quickly. There have been many changes made from last year to this year. The dance will be on October 28th from 8-11pm in the cafeteria. Homecoming is run by the student council and the sponsor of the student council is HC special education teacher, Bridgette Richmond.

“We will do entry a little bit differently than last year,” Richmond said. “Last year getting in was a huge nightmare, so we are going to separate doors for people who bring in outside guests to go in one door, and we will separate a couple other doors into alphabetical order so that it goes by a little faster.”

Richmond believes that the dance will be a success. She evaluated the problems that happened last year and made changes to try to avoid them this year.

“Actually, [last year] we didn’t have as many volunteers as this year,” Richmond said. “This year, all of the admin team will be there. We already have more parents that have told me they want to volunteer and already more teachers that have said they want to volunteer.”

Along with more volunteers, Richmond was provided with a bigger budget. The budget is a major part of the dance’s accomplishments.

“I have already spent double what I did last year,” Richmond says. “Last year I had only $3500. I think I have spent $7000, so far.”

Richmond is ecstatic about her budget. She can now have more decorations for the dance and make it “prettier”.

“For the dance, we are doing a red carpet or Roaring 20s flapper style look this year,” Richmond said. “It will be very classy with black/gold/white/ tan- those sorts of colors.”

Even though Richmond is very pleased with her preparation for the dance, some of the students are still very upset. The initial date of the dance was supposed to be earlier in the semester, but with some negotiation it is now this Saturday. Students are arguing saying that it isn’t very “traditional” for the dance to be this late, but Richmond argues that it works better for everyone.

“[The date] was quite a [controversy] with the older kids,” Richmond explains. “Lots of older kids were frustrated with that. One of their major areas of concern was that it was not tradition.”

Richmond and students, alike, are looking forward to Homecoming. The changes that have been made by Richmond and Student Council put forth an effort for a great dance.

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Taylor Duncan is a freshman and reporter for the Devils' Advocate. She is a student athlete who plays soccer at HC and enjoys hanging out with her friends.

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