Homecoming theme; how is it chosen?


Snow Pastermack

Biology teacher Heather DeLong is crucial in the SGA program.

Snow Pastermack, Reporter

At 7 p.m. on Oct. 29, the 2022 annual homecoming dance will take place with music, food, and beautiful fashion choices. Homecoming has been a tradition for many years, and this year, Oviedo students will be cruising through another dance.

Every homecoming has a theme. Last year’s dance was centered all around sweets and candy. The year before that was inspired by different films and movies. Now, SGA has decided to base the homecoming theme off of cruises, with the slogan “Cruisin’ Through Homecoming”.

SGA Treasurer Carly O’Donnell, grade 11, appreciates the uniqueness of this year’s theme.

“I like our homecoming theme,” O’Donnell said. “It’s very hard for us to pick a theme every year because we try not to repeat anything, which is hard considering this school is very old.”

Nicole Garrow is a senior and president of SGA. She has been in SGA for all four years of high school and was excited to plan the event.

“The officers worked together to combine many ideas,” Garrow said. “I think it incorporated something for everyone.”

At the end of the school year, SGA sponsor Heather DeLong, has them do an assignment in class where they pick the themes, and fill in potential days and events. If there’s a recurring theme, they’ll put those aside, and make piles. Then, the officers will put them together and decide on a theme.

O’Donnell feels that the work that SGA does is often unnoticed.

“A lot of students don’t understand the extent of the things that the president and the others in SGA put into it,” O’Donnell said.“Overall homecoming is a really fun thing to plan, and it’s really special being a part of SGA, and being that involved. Hopefully with Latinos in Action, Gay-Straight alliance, and this whole interclub council we’re starting, more clubs will be able to get involved.”