No to dance, yes to school spirit

Ana Cuen, Managing Editor

Black balloons line the entrance to the halls.

Silver streamers hang from the ceiling.

Red posters radiate the Redhawk pride.

The dance floor was taken away, but the spirit has been scattered throughout the school.

This is homecoming week 2020 COVID-19 style.

“We decorated around the school because we wanted to make sure that homecoming was still relevant and make sure that we still had a way to celebrate it even though we don’t have a dance,” Student Council president senior Franny Trezza said.  “And so we thought that by decorating the school more than usual and creating the homecoming atmosphere we always do, that it would help kids get more excited about it.”

While there may be no dance to finish the week, Student Council and cheer gathered Sunday evening to transform the school for homecoming week. 

“We still have dress up days and the football game at the end of the week, it is just the dance that was taken away, really,” Student Council secretary senior Luke Blassingame said. “So I just hope that by going all out in the halls everyone still gets into the homecoming mood, especially the freshmen who have never experienced homecoming before. I hope they get a feel for what it would have been like in a regular year.” 

For senior Student Council members like Rachel Wilson, coming in to school was a more meaningful experience that allowed her to reflect on her past few years in high school. 

“Coming here meant the world to me because it’s going to be my last year at Liberty and in high school just kind of being a kid,” Wilson said. “And I just know how much it hurt my soul that we weren’t going to have a dance this year where I could dance my heart out. So coming in to decorate the hallways and being with the people I have grown up with just made my entire year so much better, especially because we don’t know when it could be taken away.”