Many students consider homecoming week as the most exciting week of the school year. After not being able to have a dance last year, many people were excited that we could have a dance this year without being masked up. Homecoming week this year was from Oct. 11th through Oct. 16.
Monday the 11th was an exciting start to homecoming week. The spirit day was neon day, there was an anti- bullying assembly and sporting events. The girls freshmen volleyball hosted a quad against Delton Kellogg, Schoolcraft and Thornapple Kellogg. At school, the No Hate High School Tour hosted an assembly during sixth hour. They brought in professional BMX riders, and did tricks on bikes and skateboard ramps.
On Tuesday the 12th, students wore pajama bottoms and college shirts to show their school spirit. The cross country team raced against Paw Paw, and the girls varsity swim and dive competed against Marshall.
Wednesday, the men’s varsity soccer team had a tough loss to Otsego in their first round of districts, with 0-1 score in overtime. Following this was the annual Powderpuff game between the juniors and seniors. The juniors arrived at school wearing “cops and prisoners” outfits to show their spirit, and the seniors dressed up as “senior citizens.” Underclassman showed their school spirit by wearing black to support the seniors and white to support the juniors. The game ended with Juniors winning 22-0.
Thursday the 14th was tacky tourist day at school. The boys JV football team took on Three Rivers, girls swim and dive competed against Saint Joe, and all of the volleyball players took on three rivers on their senior night.
Friday the 15th was homecoming day! Girls Varsity Golf traveled to compete in the state competition. Students wore blue and white at school to show their support for the football team later that evening. There was a shortened schedule at all of the Plainwell schools so students and staff could come outside and watch the annual homecoming parade. Each athletic team, homecoming court and Plainwell organization made floats and rode fire trucks around downtown Plainwell and handed out candy. Later that evening, the varsity football team competed against Three Rivers, having a tough loss of 21-28. At halftime, homecoming court members walked on the track and took pictures. Mia Perrin ‘22 and Blake Filkins ‘22 were crowned homecoming prince and princess. The Plainwell Band had a great halftime performance as well.
Saturday the 16th, the homecoming dance was held. The “Totally Tubular” dance was held at the high school cafeteria, and students got dressed up for the occasion. The school lobby and cafeteria were decorated to fit the “totally tubular” theme.
Homecoming week this year is one of the more memorable ones in the past.
“I’m really happy we could have a homecoming this year to make more memories, because we couldn’t last year from Covid,” Savannah Bowsher ’23.
Adjusting back to daily school has been tough for both students and teachers. Having a homecoming week this year brought a light to the school year and brought many people’s spirits up.