By Hannah Schreader
This year, Mount Juliet High School spiced up Homecoming week by hosted its very first Homecoming dance. In the past, the school would hold a parade and pep rally to get the students riled up for the big Homecoming game. However, the year 2019 changed it all when student council presented the idea for there to be a homecoming dance after the big game.
Homecoming week allowed students to get involved and show school spirit leading up to the game. On Friday, Sept. 27, MJHS started off the day with the traditional homecoming parade, which, sadly, will not happen again in the future due to the new high school being built. After the parade, a pep rally was held for the grade levels to compete for the spirit stick.
Tailgating for the Homecoming game against Maplewood started at 5:30 pm, leading up to the game at 7:00 pm. The dance was held in the cafeteria at 9:00, directly following a victory for the Golden Bears. The cafeteria was decorated with black and gold balloons and streamers, and there was a DJ in the center blasting songs to get the students dancing.
The Homecoming dance will now stand alongside the annual festivities to get the students riled up for “rah rah time,” quoted by former Principal Mel Brown, aka Mel Breezy.