Homecoming 2012 Review

This article appeared in the October Sanborn Voice student newspaper:

On Saturday morning, after all of the Homecoming skits and dance routines had been performed, the gym was so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. Family & friends, students, and teachers were waiting anxiously to hear the results of Homecoming. Everyone was wondering which class would win the coveted trophy. Would the seniors pull out their usual victory? Is the competition fixed? Would another class cause a big upset this year? It had been quite an eventful week leading up to the big announcement.
Just like last year, the freshmen showed they had quite a bit of school spirit. Dressed in jungle attire, they came with an army to the parade, the most students of any class. The sophomores also showed a significant amount of pride, staying right with the upperclassmen in most of the pep rally competitions. It was the sophomore bird banner that won the top prize. The juniors had a strong showing in most of the events, but they were convinced that the top prize would go to the seniors, like every year. The seniors, dressed in their farm attire, were ready to celebrate their first Homecoming victory.
Just then, a voice over the loud speaker in the gym sealed the seniors’ fate – this year would not be their year. In glorious fashion, the junior class become only the second since the school moved to the new campus in 2006 to dethrone the seniors as the Homecoming champions for the year.
The juniors rise to fame was not without some internal struggle. When the themes were chosen, the juniors had some early debates about whether or not their choice of “polar animals” was a good one. They had some last-minute struggles to get all of their paperwork pulled together for the parade. Still, they pulled together as a class. At the parade, they had one of the most intricate float designs, one that included a life-size igloo made from recycled milk containers. They also had a life-size polar bear. By coming together as a class, they showed just what Sanborn Pride is all about – overcoming the odds and rallying together as a team. By winning Homecoming, they showed the rest of the school that anything is possible. The biggest question now, of course, is who will win Winter Carnival? The seniors are promising that they do not plan to let their guard down for that one. Underclassmen, the challenge is on, are you up for it??

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