Homecoming Week Preview

October 8, 2018

Starting next week, Palmetto will be at its most spirited. Homecoming week is fastly approaching, and along with it comes classic events such as spirit days, decorated hallways, our classic lip sync battle Panther Prowl, and of course, the homecoming game and dance.

Ticket sales have already begun in the activities office during lunch. Just a few days ago, the winner of Palmetto’s annual “hoco proposal” social media competition for two free tickets was announced. This year, the hashtag was #magicalhoco2019, reflecting the Disney homecoming theme. On the 60 year diamond anniversary of Palmetto, the nostalgic theme reflects classic movies and books from our childhood, and future homecoming events all carry that feeling of dreams and childhood.

Monday is “College Day,” where students can wear clothes from their favorite university or college. On Tuesday, students can wear any fun ears they have, such as mickey mouse ears, for “Wear your Ears Day.”  

Wednesday is Palmetto’s “Battle of the Classes Day,” where students wear their class colors, often getting decked out from head to toe. The colors are purple for freshmen, yellow for sophomores, orange for juniors and red for seniors. This is all in anticipation of Palmetto’s annual lip sync battle, where the classes lip sync against each other in hilarious performances. Clubs and honor societies also participate and lip sync against each other, and a winner gets crowned from each category.

In addition, students who attend Panther Prowl will have the opportunity to leave their ticket in one of four bins, depending on which class they represent. One class will receive the  “most spirited class” according to which class has the most guests in attendance. The Class of 2021, current sophomores, took home the award last year. During Panther Prowl, two awards for the best decorated hallway are given out by the faculty judges, one to the best class and one to the best club. This year, the theme for the hallways is the four Disney parks. The freshmen have Epcot, the sophomores have Animal Kingdom, the juniors have Hollywood Studios, and the seniors have Magic Kingdom.

Thursday is “Pajamas Day,” where students are allowed to wear pajamas, referencing the classic Sleeping Beauty movie. Friday is our homecoming game against the Homestead Broncos, and students will be decked out in their Palmetto gear.

Of course, the most anticipated homecoming event is the dance. That will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami on Saturday, Oct. 13. The theme of the dance is “The Park after Dark,” and tickets are being sold in the activities office until Oct. 9 for $65.

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