Photo "Homecoming" by Leah Hetteberg on Unsplash

The History of Homecoming

Photo “Homecoming” by Leah Hetteberg on Unsplash

Homecoming is a fun tradition that is enjoyed in many high schools and colleges in America. In 1914 the first homecoming dance took place in Northrop against the Wisconsin Badgers from Minnesota. This was the first annual homecoming dance dressed in fancy clothing with an opportunity to have fun with others. Often taking place in the fall as a way of welcoming alumni back to the campus. Most of the time homecoming consists of a series of events such as a football game against the school rivals, pep rallies, and parades. In many high schools drama shows such as Riverdale and Vampire Diaries, the main piece is the dance. Compared to prom, homecoming can be viewed as a more causal event though much more inclusive. As homecoming is normally open to ninth through twelfth grade and prom is exclusively for seniors and sometimes juniors.  

The big ask. This is a big deal for a lot of people to find the perfect way to ask someone you like or a friend that you would have a blast with to homecoming whether that be a big proposal or just a simple text. Fashion is the statement piece of this event whether it’s wearing the newest in-trend dress or wearing your suit. Picking the perfect dress according to your dance theme is the most fun but difficult part of the process. All of these are the components that make homecoming a unique and memorable night! 

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