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Marc Khanna
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Homecoming game, dance do not disappoint

Photo by Ahmed Altuhafi

The long-awaited back-to-school Homecoming dance has made its
annual return, this year’s theme being “Out of This World.” The week
was eventful with an assembly on Monday, the Homecoming parade

and football game on Friday, with the announcements of Homecom-
ing Royalty, and the dance on Saturday. CommuniCare and Associat-
ed Student Body (ASB) did a spectacular job organizing Homecom-
ing, spirit week, the parade and decorating the school for the theme

of the dance. The dance itself was filled with singing and sweat, as the
commons was filled with jumping and dancing students. The Wolf
interviewed some students about their Homecoming experiences.

First, we spoke with Nathan Ruybalid, the president of Commu-

Q: What does CommuniCare have to do in order to prepare for the
dance, how much money was raised?
Ruybalid: “ASB is responsible for the posters and decorations that
were put up in the hallways leading up to the Homecoming dance.
Besides that, Communicare, specifically Mackenzie Volm, the
events coordinator, was responsible for organizing all the other
decorations for the actual dance. We spent six hours before the
dance setting up and putting together decorations.”
Q: Does CommuniCare receive all the profits from Homecoming?
If so, what do you plan to do with this money?

Ruybalid: “All of the proceeds from Homecoming ticket sales are go-
ing to go towards local non-profit organizations. We haven’t de-
cided on a service area, so that is our next step in the process, but

we are super excited to announce that!”
The Wolf also interviewed senior Ashlee Jackson, a member of
Homecoming royalty .
Q: What was the process like running for Homecoming court?
How did it feel when they announced your name when you won?
Jackson: “For homecoming court, I just asked my friends to vote for
[me and Trace]. We got an email saying we were nominated for
court, which he wasn’t super excited about, but I was. For court, we
were in the homecoming assembly, homecoming parade in a float
and walked for the halftime [show] at the homecoming football
Finally, The Wolf interviewed Tallie Fusitua, a senior ASB officer.
Q: How did you set up for the homecoming parade? What were all
the floats representing?

Fusitua: “The homecoming parade took many weeks of prepara-
tion. Our Outside Coordinators, Elizabeth Graham, as well as Sky

Rowe, have been working on the parade since school has started.
Contacting clubs and affinity groups, and almost all of them are
represented in the parade with floats. It was really great seeing
our school community come together and create something really
Q: How did ASB help the homecoming dance come together?
Fusitua: “At the beginning of homecoming week, we decorated the
school with all of the “out of this world” decorations. We spent a lot
of time this summer and throughout the school year making the
art and posters to bring the spirit!”

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Hi, my name is Karys, I'm a junior, and the Feature Editor! This is my second year being apart of The Wolf staff, and I decided to stay because I love contributing to the school in any way that I can. In my free time, I love doing anything outdoors, baking and spending time with people I love.

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