Homecoming is back

Homecoming is back

Solon High Schools’s (SHS) Homecoming Dance will be held on Sat. Oct. 9 from 7 p.m to 10 p.m. The theme: Mardi Gras. The homecoming dance will take place in the main gymnasium. There will be a photo booth, refreshments and also a tent outside the gymnasium. Caroline Mowrey, Siyai Perry, Shelbie Singleton, Melanie Mauldin, Omar Baez-Sanchez, Benjamin Garfield and Chase Johnson are running for homecoming court this year.

Chase Johnson, a senior and varsity football player, is running with Shelbie Singleton, senior and golf team member.

“I would say the title homecoming king would mean something to me because I accomplished something different,” Johnson said. “I decided to run for homecoming king because Shelbie asked me and because it was kinda out of my shell, and I wanted to do something different and this is what I came up with, so I would have to say it means I did something out of the ordinary.”

Shelbie Singleton, a member of the girls varsity golf team, is running for homecoming court because her sister did it and ended up winning, so she would like to follow in her sister’s footsteps.

“I wanted to run for homecoming queen because my sister was homecoming queen and I truly looked up to her,” Singleton said. “I want to spread school spirit while being a role model, but at the end of the day it’s not about winning, this whole process has been so much fun.”

Yasmeen Aziz, a senior at SHS, expressed why running for homecoming court is important for her and how much it would mean to her.

“How I treat people sets me away from others, I treat people the way they treat [other] people. I’m really nice and I love to help out,” Aziz said.

Alashiha Powell, a new student here at Solon High School, decided to run for homecoming court because it was her last chance to do it before she graduated.

“They should vote for me simply because like you asked me before ‘Why did I really want to run’ and ‘Why should people choose me’ it is just because of the simple fact, one, many people may not know me,” Powell said. “I am also a very sweet person, very caring, friendly, I just want the best for everyone no matter how they have treated people or even me.”

Omar Baez-Sanchez and Melanie Mauldin both expressed that they ran for fun and were surprised when their bandmates started voting for them.

“I’m expecting to not win, and that’s honestly fine because I love every single person on homecoming court,” Mauldin said.

Tickets are $25 and must be purchased online no later than October 8 at 3 p.m. No tickets will be sold at the door the night of the dance. Due to Covid, outside guests are prohibited from the dance this year. Masks are required and must be worn at all times. Snacks can be purchased at the dance.

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