Like Fall Homecoming of 2014, Winter Homecoming this year faced many changes, changes that many people feel are for the better.
“[We felt] that Winter Homecoming should be a big deal, just like Fall [Homecoming] is,” junior Student Council secretary Rachel Forge said.
These changes include moving the dance from Friday, Jan. 15 to Saturday, Jan. 16, hosting class Olympics before the game show-themed pep rally and having classes decorate their locker areas and advisor room doors.
Homecoming week kicked off on Movie Character Monday, and the students of Rock Creek came to school dressed as superheroes, Scooby Doo characters and many others. On Tropical Tuesday, kids came decked out in apparel straight off the beaches of Bora Bora and the Bahamas. On “Teacher Lookalike Day” on Wednesday, students tried their best to impersonate their favorite Rock Creek staff member. Thursday’s theme was “Through the Decades,” and big hair and neon colors were common among the student body. Finally, Friday was Black Out Day, and the theme continued into the student section at the games against the Wabaunsee Chargers on Friday, Jan. 15.
This year’s king candidates were seniors Logan Jensen, Justin Reiss, Layne Turnbull and Bailey Vetter, and the queen candidates were Cassidy Cheever, Macie Frakes, Casey Helget and Alli Snapp. Vetter and Helget were crowned as king and queen at halftime of the boys game.
“My favorite part of winter homecoming was being able to spend it with my parents and also being able to represent Rock Creek in a positive way,” Helget said.
The dance started at 9 p.m. on Saturday. Students came to boogie in their glitzy and sparkling dresses and their button-downs and slacks and stayed until the dance ended at 12 a.m.
“The DJ was great, and a lot of the kids danced all night,” Student Council sponsor Tori Sieben said.
Article and photo by Olivia Lee, yearbook photography editor