Every year, Helias Catholic High School’s administration and student council plan and execute many homecoming activities for homecoming week. This week includes assemblies, mass, and a few dress-up days. These dress-up days can range from students dressing nice and classy one day to dressing like their parents in high school, in the 70s, 80s or 90s, on another day.
“This year was so much more fun than the past years,” said Hailey Mertens, Helias Catholic senior. “So many more students actually got into the theme and dressed up and got creative and made the atmosphere so much more exciting.”
Wednesday was the day students could dress up as any decade from 1920 all the way to 1990. Some students dressed up as their favorite movie star from the 90s, while others dressed up as hippies from the 70s.
“Dressing up in costumes and looking silly is so much fun,” said Grace Dittmer. “My friend and I dressed up as Wayne and Garth from Wayne’s World and so many people loved it because we got creative. Our costumes maybe cost $10 each. So they weren’t too fancy, but people loved the creativity.”
Girls and guys got together to dress up as their favorite groups from past decades.
“Dressing up with your friends as a group makes things more enjoyable,” said Jordyn Nappier, Helias Catholic senior, “because it is like being part of a team.” “You get to work together and figure out what to dress up as and then once the day is over and you look at all the fun pictures you got to take together, it really makes you smile.”
Homecoming week dress up days are just one way to get students interested in the homecoming activities that will follow this weekend.
While students dressed up in costumes portraying American characters from past decades this week, this weekend many Helias students will wear jerseys to support the football team Saturday night, at 7 p.m. at Adkin’s Stadium, and then Sunday night in the old gym many students will dress formally for the homecoming dance.