Goodbye to Homecoming Week

Homecoming week has ended, and student life has returned to normal.  

The students had a busy six days with dress-up days, a parade, the pep assembly, and the long-awaited Homecoming dance. 

While the freshman, sophomores, and juniors had their themes, the seniors finally got to have their own. Craig Senior, Jordana Ferarri, shared that she “has been waiting for Toga Tuesday” since she was a freshman.  

The senior themes included the dress-up days of BBQ dad vs. soccer mom, toga Tuesday, career day, color wars (blue), and spirit day. Although Thursday and Friday will remain the same for years, the senior class enjoyed their freedom in dressing up.  

After Homecoming has been done for over a week, seniors have had time to reflect on their last Homecoming. The activities, shortened classes, and bright moods will stick with them in their memories. 

The grades theme of “spaced-out seniors” wouldn’t have been complete without the quote of “To Infinity and Bjoin.” Who knew after two years online, the students would have humor? Their wish was to bring a laugh to the teachers as 200 photos of Craig Principal Dr. Bjoin were spread around the hall.  

Senior Connor Dillon thought back to what dress-up day he enjoyed the most. “Friday was my favorite day of the week by far, so definitely spirit day,” Dillon said. He participated in every dress-up day but showing his cougar spirit was the best. 

The seniors had a victorious week in the race to win the top place on the podium. Seniors started the week with one point for the most votes on their hallway decorations. The seniors secured their victory at Craig’s annual pep assembly on Friday.  

When asked how the grade felt after their win, Joe Stried, the senior class president said, “We Bjoin top.” This will be a hard theme to forget.  

Monday started the week with dress-up days and the student council passing out spirit grams to the students. Students of each grade could purchase notes to send to their friends along with a sucker. The spirit grams made the kids in each grade more aware and excited to participate.  

On Thursday, Craig held their annual Homecoming parade. Even though it was sleeting an hour before the parade, the students all enjoyed watching and getting candy. The parade consisted of all fall sports, clubs, and our Homecoming court.  

Friday was filled with many events for our Cougar students to watch and participate in. While the inflatables were set up in the field house, students could jump in them if allowed by teachers.

The pep rally was held in the main gym. The pep rally held mini-competitions between the grades. This is where the Craig seniors took first place. Along with the senior win, Jake Schaffner and Lilli Rick won for homecoming king and queen.  

Craig hosted the annual dance on Saturday to conclude the fun-filled week. The students arrived dressed to the nines. The theme of “Dancing through the Decades” allowed the students creativity with their dressing. The dance was a good time for students to talk, listen to music, dance, and enjoy snacks.

Homecoming Week returns on Monday, Oct. 2, 2023!