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Izzy Mitchell

Homecoming spirit shines throughout the halls

October is finally here. The month of pumpkin spice lattes, candy corn, and the beginning of “sweater weather.”

Most of all, the month of homecoming, a week to celebrate school pride.

This year’s spirit days included ‘Merica Monday, Preppy Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Blackout Thursday, and Scot’s day.

“I really enjoyed all of the unique themes because they were easy to get involved in and most students actually participated. Not only did they give me a chance to have fun, but I also felt that they did bring the school together. I especially enjoyed wacky day, when I dressed up as my alter ego Shakira,” said junior Kiran Boone.

Students had the opportunity to tie-dye after school on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and it was suggested to wear their tie-dye to the homecoming dance.

The spirit was also seen in the Zombie Apocalypse themed homecoming assembly, with performances from Monty’s Pitches, Carlmont dance, and Hip Hop Club.

A rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” was performed by Carlmont Drumline, dancers, musicians, and senior Jason Kuhn.

“When I performed ‘Thriller,’ I think the crowd was more excited because they didn’t see it coming at all. So, having the energy of the crowd made me perform better in a lot of ways. I loved watching all the groups that performed at the assemblies, and I thought they were phenomenal,” said Kuhn.

Spirit continued to beam during the homecoming rally, game, and dance.

This homecoming dance ended in a distinct way. Typically, many students leave the dance venue when we open the doors 30 minutes prior to the end of the dance.  This time, the majority of students stayed well after the lights were turned on. There was a sense of community. The students sang the Carlmont hymn while staff stuck around.  Mr. Crame even grabbed a broom to help clean the floors,” said Administrative Vice Principal Jennifer Cho.

As homecoming is over, many will continue to remember the spirit and inclusiveness for years to come.

Kelly said, “My favorite memory of homecoming was at the very end. When the students spontaneously broke into the Carlmont Hymn and Screaming Scots’ cheers, which indicated they were as happy as they could be and fully engaged in the moment. The moment was Carlmont, school spirit, and being happy to be there.”

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