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Homecoming 2020 hallway

Dionna VanGorkom helps decorate the senior hallway for Homecoming week.

Written by: Sydney Lewis

This year for Homecoming, AHS students dressed up every day this past week to show school spirit. The theme this year was Decades of the Dogs. Despite all the craziness of this year, AHS has worked to keep Homecoming week as normal as possible.

Each day was a different theme. Monday’s theme was Stoplight Day; students who are single dressed in green attire, students who are in a relationship dressed in red, and students who are neither single or taken wore yellow.

Tuesday’s theme was Disney Day, where students dressed as different Disney characters.

Wednesday’s theme was Country vs. Country Club Day. Students chose to either dress in country attire or high class country club clothes.

Thursday was Decades Day, so students dressed to their appropriate grade’s decade. Freshmen dressed up like the 70s, sophomores the 80s, juniors the 2000s, and seniors like the 90s.

And lastly, Friday was Spirit Day, students dressed up in Bulldog clothing to start off the big game day. Senior Cayla Steinman said, “This year for Homecoming I will bring the full package.”

This past Sunday, high school students participated in decorating the AHS hallways. Each hallway was decorated based on the decade their class was given. The freshman hallway was decorated like the 70s, sophomores the 80s, juniors the 2000s, and seniors had the 90s. Along with the decorating of hallways, each class was responsible for creating their own unique billboard to display at the drive around parade Friday before the game.

On Wednesday, AHS students participated in powderpuff football and muscle volleyball. To start off the night, powderpuff football was at 6:30 on the football field. The girls from each class competed against each grade in flag football. The sophomores won this event, with the seniors coming in second, juniors in third, and freshmen in fourth.

Following powderpuff football was muscle volleyball held in the high school and middle school gyms. Here the finals saw two senior teams face off. The sophomores placed 3rd and the freshmen were 4th again.

Kicking off the big day Friday was the high school pep rally. While the rally looked a little different this year, it started at 1:30 and the crowning of Homecoming king and queen was announced outside, located at Bulldog Stadium. Following the pep rally, at 2:15 the parade took place. The parade this year was a drive around instead of the typical marching parade. Community members were able to check out the Homecoming court, drum lines, AHS fall activities, and the billboards and banners for grades 5-12 at the parade.

The Bulldogs are set to face the Estherville Midgets at 7:00 tonight. Despite there being a global pandemic, people are still able to go to the AHS Broadcasting YouTube channel and use the livestream link to cheer on the Dogs.