Mixed Feelings about Homecoming’s Success

Students at Bethel High School came together to show their school spirit by dressing up for ‘Class Color Day,’ ‘Superhero Day,’ ‘Tye Dye Day,’ and ‘Wildcat Pride Day’ during the week of October 11. Student reactions were mixed after the Junior class won the pep rally and the football game ended with a disappointing 30-7 loss against Weston.

Homecoming Reactions
“This year is better than last year because I’m not a freshman and I have a little more authority.”
– Katilin DeSimone (’14)

“I think that homecoming, even though it was stressful to plan, ended up turning out very fun and brought us closer as a school.”
– Elena Rinaldi (’13) A Student Government President

Float Competition
“We put so much effort into our float. But I think it was our lack of spirit that lost it for us.”
– Abdullah Hasan (’12) Senior Class President

Pep Rally
“Overall, Spirit Week was a success. Despite a few hectic moments, we all pulled it together for a great pep rally.”
– Ms. Jessica Christiansen, Student Government Adviser

“Homecoming really brings the school community together.”
– Dakota Wissell (’12)

Football Game
“I feel like no one cares about us. This is embarrassing.”
– Chad Klinefelter (’14) Member of the Marching Band

“It was really exciting being in the crowd. Everyone’s adrenaline was rushing.”
– David Oliva (’12)

2 thoughts on “Mixed Feelings about Homecoming’s Success

  • October 20, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Why was I not asked before I was quoted in this?

  • October 25, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    I really like how you created this article based on real students comments. I think the comments that the students gave were especially effective because a variety of students were chosen. It was a good idea to chose students from all grades, and from all involvements in the school. It was nice to see the comments from student government members, the marching band, a teacher, etc. No one can give better insight then the people who experienced it first hand.

    I would agree with all of the comments given. It was interesting to see what other students thought about each of the different activities that occurred during spirit week. The comment from Chad Klinefelter, a member of the marching band, surprised me. I personally think that the marching band plays a good role in every home football game. Whether the students or people in the stand notice or not, they must always subconsciously hear the extravagant music being played in the background. This does add good atmosphere to the games and gets the crowd excited. I do not think the marching band goes unnoticed. What would be very noticeable is if the marching band were not there.


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