On Saturday Sept. 26, Red Lion students attended their 2015 Homecoming Dance. Student Council picked the theme Vintage Hollywood.
The Homecoming Court consisted of Melody Nelson, Rachel Groff, Mariah Linden, Macy Owens, Marissa Linden and our 2015 Homecoming Queen Rachel Clark.
From wearing certain types of shoes, to going to the same place for dinner as previous years, and even going to the same place for pictures or spending the evening with the same friends, many students have their own way of celebrating Homecoming.
Senior Genna Palmeri expressed that one of her Homecoming traditions was very special for her this year.
“For the past few years, me and some friends have eaten at The Great American Saloon before homecoming, and this year we made it a little special,” Palmeri said. “We gave a toast to Nick Mankin, a classmate we lost in June this year.”
Mankin had attended a pre-Homecoming dinner with Palmeri’s group the previous year at the Saloon.
“We thought it would be a way of honoring him,” Palmieri said. “I made sure we got the same table we sat at last year, and left his seat empty as if he was sitting their with us celebrating one of our last milestones as seniors.”
Long-standing traditions mix with the latest trends, one of which being Converse shoes worn with the ladies’ dresses. However, there are a few unanswered questions. Is it for the comfort, or is it for the look?
Junior Morgan Elliott explains why wearing Converse to Homecoming Dances is such a trend.
“Some girls like to go classy with high heels, but then there's people like me and my friends,” Elliott said. “We’re just basic girls that like to be comfortable, look good and have a good time. Converse just express our style.”
High school is a very prominent part of life, and an event like homecoming is something that can be treasured for years to come, whether it’s before, during or after the event.
Senior Lily Lee said, “Pictures are amazing treasures that last a lifetime. Being in my senior year of high school and most of my friends going off to college, I like having the memories.
“They remind me of the amazing things we have experienced together, it’s just something I like to keep with me, as if it’s a good luck charm,” Lee said.
Many students have their own styles and express it in many different ways. Some like taking pictures with their groups or dates, and others don’t. Some like heels, but some would rather wear Sneakers, Vans or Converse. It just depends on the type person you are.
No matter their trends, traditions and treasures, the Homecoming festivities this year brought fun, dancing, and memories that will last a lifetime.