Such a Sweet Homecoming

Hailie Sandor, Photographer

As homecoming weekend wraps up, students at Seneca Valley are still a buzz from all of the festivities from the parade to the game and ending with the dance. With a theme like Candyland, it’s hard to not have had a “sweet time” this past week.

Homecoming court was revealed the Friday proceeding homecoming as it was announced that   Misha Demchuk, Francesca Eotna, Olivia Foss, Madison Fox, MaryKate Niederriter, Katy Raykovics, Natalie Roche, and Hailie Sandor would be the nominations for homecoming queen and Kris Baier, Easton Bazzoli, Ryan Cwik, Derek Finney, Sam Fragale, Wendell Frank, Ben Hodges and, Ian Tracy were nominated for homecoming king.

Homecoming week kicked off with the annual spirit week across campus with days themed as neon, twinning, western wear, Pittsburgh pride, and of course Raider Spirit. Many participated and went all out dressing to impress with full-fledged attire.

Thursday started the first of the trifecta of events for the week with the homecoming carnival followed by the parade and ending with a performance by the band and a stunning fireworks display. Floats were made by many clubs, sports teams, and class offices. The senior class of 2013 were awarded best float, as it was decked out in a Candyland theme.

Student Council put on a fun filled pep rally Friday during 8th period that was able to get both students and staff pumped up for the game and ready to go into homecoming weekend. Highlights would definitely showcase the humorous dance between select football players and the varsity cheerleaders. With moves like that, it’s expected that there should be some killer touchdown dances this year as stated by the varsity cheer coach, Laura Wise.

Crowning of King and Queen was done before the game Friday as MaryKate Niederriter and Ryan Cwik were crowned Seneca Valley Homecoming King and Queen of 2012. Excitement was kept all throughout the night as the Raiders trumped the Connellsville Falcons by a score of 64-14. Forrest Barnes set school records for rushing yards in a game with 306 yards, as well as touchdowns in a game with 7 on the night.

The dance, which was held at the Senior High Saturday night, was a “sweet” time as students danced the night away. There were many sweet treats for all to enjoy as fresh cotton candy was made all night and a very large candy bars with tons of sweets were placed all around the cafeteria for students to enjoy. Many students commented on their personal enjoyment and stated that the DJ this year played a nice selection of songs.