Homecoming Goes Back in Time

By Nick Michael
Assoc. News Editor

South Pasadena High School celebrates Homecoming every year with a week of festivities, including class competitions and school-wide decorations. This year’s Homecoming week peaked with the Homecoming Assembly, Picnic, football game, and dance on Friday, October 23.

The Homecoming Assembly featured JV and varsity pep as well as films produced by ASB videographer senior Jaydon Krooss. The videos parodied Homecoming’s “Time Warp” theme, which was exemplified throughout the week via class competitions and decorations. The assembly also introduced the Homecoming Court, six princesses who were escorted to the stage and then asked questions about their personal interests.

Following the assembly was the Homecoming Picnic. The picnic is the biggest opportunity for SPHS clubs to raise money and hosted over 50 booths, which sold everything from funnel cakes to stress balls. Activities included a dunk tank, laser tag, and
ping pong.

“The Homecoming picnic was extremely well done this year,” junior Max Amido said. “It looked like an actual picnic, and I had fun selling things at my stand.”
On top of club activities, students performed at the picnic. Junior Kevin Foster, senior Jordan Lee, and sophomore Miles Knight started the picnic with their rendition of rock classics. The group was headed by SPHS alumnus Ricky Parish.

The picnic lasted for an hour and a half, and marked the end of the school day. However, the Homecoming festivities were far from over, with the football game and dance scheduled for later in the night.