Following a lively Spirit Week, Rally, and exciting win by the Varsity Football Team against Sacred Heart Prep, Los Gatos High School held its annual formal Homecoming Dance on Oct. 7. Students flocked to the front lawn at 7:30 PM to enjoy the casino royale themed festivities, music, and a fun time with friends.
This is the second year that the dance has been held on the front lawn as opposed to the tennis courts, which appeared to be a big hit among students. The large, open space, dangling fairy lights, and private atmosphere all made for a unique experience specifically catering to the students. Compared to the tennis courts, which quickly became very crowded, the front lawn was the perfect place to host hundreds of dancing people.
The dance featured several activities in case dancing for hours was not among attendees’ interests. There was an extremely popular casino-themed photo booth which always had a line, a bustling water station to cool off, and space to sit down, relax, and talk to friends. However, dancing was not in short supply and most people took to the dance floor to jam out to the DJ, who played hit songs like Zedd’s Clarity and Taylor Swift’s Love Story.
To add to an already exciting day, midway through the dance LGHS’ Homecoming Royalty was chosen. After several rounds of voting — first by teachers and then by students — the students elected Agata Fin as Homecoming Queen and Connor Sullivan as King. When asked what his feelings were about the nomination, Sullivan responded, “It was really awesome. My friends and teammates supported me so much, and I couldn’t have done it without them.” Fin described her nomination saying, “It was a super surreal experience. I never would have imagined actually winning.” The day before, the Homecoming Court took to the field on Segways at the Homecoming football game, speeding around the track before stopping to listen to a description of each person’s high school journey. The top ten selected for the court then walked down the field, received gorgeous flower bouquets, and took pictures.
The Leadership dance commission, consisting of juniors Gianna Conway, Ava Thompson, Hannah Wells, and sophomore Alexis Dorn, worked on planning the dance for over a month, starting at the end of August. Leadership freshmen Jack Distad and Sophia Li also helped in the planning. Describing the process, Conway explained, “It’s very email heavy. We have to get quotes from and coordinate with the DJ, the decorating company, our lighting and photo booth vendors, as well as our own maintenance crew.” Conway also revealed that her favorite part of the preparation was “seeing the front lawn fully set up.”
All of Leadership’s hard work paid off, as the Homecoming dance was a hit with students. Senior Sarah Drabkin applauded Leadership, saying, “Hoco had an amazing vibe; there was everything from poker to moshing to taking pictures with the beautiful hanging lights. Leadership really outdid themselves this year!” Freshman Sienna McGrath also commented on the decorations, stating, “The decorations were cool and the effort that was put into the dance showed. It was fun seeing everyone dressed up and it looked like people were having a good time.” Thanks to the work of Leadership, the dance was a big success!
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