by Dahlia Acevedo:

This year Kennedy’s homecoming theme is “A Night Beyond the Shore”, which will be held on November 3rd from 7pm-12am at The Sportmen’s Lodge located in Studio City.

Although it is in the same location as last year’s dance, Mohammed Alamy, student government representative explains, “It’s a nice location and we’re really changing it up this year and making it a whole new environment with the theme of this years dance.”  The homecoming dance has always been an exciting event for most Kennedy students, and it is where students from all grade levels, teachers, and staff come together.

Homecoming week kicks off with Spirit Week starting October 29th. Monday will be Pajama Day; Tuesday is Twin Day; Wednesday is Halloween, so students will be able to show off their costumes;Thursday will be Nerd Day; and Friday is Cougar Spirit Day.

In order to pump up spirit, is the big Pep Rally in the main gym will consists of a performance by the cheerleaders, alumni cheer, alumni drill team, band performance, and a small introduction of all the nominees for homecoming king and queen.

The next big event following the pep rally is the annual Homecoming Parade. The parade includes ROTC, band and color guard marching, the 2012 homecoming court riding in convertibles, some of Kennedy’s clubs on floats that the clubs built themselves, such as the always very decorative play Production float or last year’s winner, Arc. Another big addition to the parade are the cheerleaders catching a ride on the local fire station’s fire trucks.

Right after the conclusion of the parade, the Kennedy Cougars go up against the Panorama Pythons in not only the homecoming game but the last game of the season.  Kennedy students and football players are confident about winning the game, since last year, when Kennedy faced Panorama, they won 40-7.

From the campaigning of homecoming king and queen to the Cougars playing the last game under the Friday night lights, homecoming has been one of Kennedy’s biggest traditions and ‘’is sure to be fun and exciting back to back events,” stated student body president Desiree Raygoza. Look out for ticket sales for the homecoming game and the dance to show off Kennedy’s Cougar pride during homecoming week.

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