The Do’s and Don’ts of Homecoming


Molly Pickert, Sophomore, was asked to homecoming by Max Peterson, Sophomore, through song. Photo by Vivian Nazzaro.

By now, you’ve hopefully asked someone to be your date to Homecoming, and if you haven’t, it might be too late; but, in the chance that you have a last minute idea, take a look below to see what some good and bad ideas are when asking your date to homecoming!

Junior, Katerina Kamberis was asked by Junior John Shapland on Sept. 8, when her doorbell rang and she discovered there was a sign with Kit-Kat bars that spelled “HC?”

“It was really clever the way he came up with the Kit-Kat bars on the poster, because my nickname is Kat. My two best friends, Sarah Lawrence and Meghan Lowry, were there with me, ” Kamberis said.

Sophomore, Molly Pickert, was asked to Homecoming in a way that was exactly what she wanted.

Sophomore,  Max Peterson, showed up in Pickert’s backyard and sang “Your Song” by Elton John to ask her to Homecoming.

“It was original and sweet. I thought it was really brave of him to do that,” Pickert said.

Sophomore, Cameron Wall, asked Sophomore, Victoria Davlantes, in a personalized way by getting a cookie cake with “Will you go to homecoming with me” written in Elvish with icing.

“Cameron and I are huge nerds for ‘Lord of the Rings,’ and it was really cute because we met because of ‘Lord of the Rings’ and that’s how we became friends. Now we are going to Homecoming together,” Davlantes said.A major contributing factor of whether your date will answer “yes”, or “no” depends on whether the person being asked feels like you really care about going to Homecoming with him or her.

“Don’t just text a girl asking them to go to homecoming. It’s rude, and shows that you really don’t care about the person you’re asking,” Pickert said.

“They shouldn’t text them or ask them over the phone because it’s stupid and rude, but they shouldn’t make too big of a deal of it because girls might feel forced to say yes. Don’t do it in public if it is something that’s really big like singing because it can make them feel awkward,” Davlantes said.

Homecoming Activities:

Varsity Football Homecoming Game: Friday, Sept. 27 7 p.m. at the DAC

Homecoming Dance: Saturday, Sept. 28 8 p.m.-11 p.m.

– Bentley Hulshof (Staff Writer)