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Homecoming Dance 2022: Destination Homecoming

By Adriana Zaragoza

Last Friday, October 21, was John Glenn High School’s first 2022-2023 school dance, the annual Homecoming Dance that took place the day after the Homecoming Game vs Artesia High School.

Homecoming Queen for 2022 is Stany Hernandez and the Homecoming King is Manny Sigala.

Let me just say, it was definitely a dance to remember. The dance was themed “Destination” and was held at our own football stadium. There were multiple photo opportunities featuring backdrops from different exotic areas around the world. We were also served dinner, had a professional photo booth, a henna artist, and an open area for outside games and dancing.

Let’s start with the photo opportunities. The photobooth was super fun, you got three poses and two printed-out pictures. I believe the only downside was the lag in the camera, causing some pictures to mess up, which some students were upset about. Besides that, all the photo areas were super cute!

We were served tacos for dinner, offering full plates and even sides. Overall the food was a 6/10. Although super filling and various options were served, many students mentioned the temperature of the food being slightly cold, and not having an authentic taco taste. Dessert was also provided, and gone SUPER QUICKLY. There were different cupcakes and some brownies. Lastly, the drinks served were adequate. We felt we could’ve used some more options. 

Now I don’t have much to say on the henna artist provided. Not only was the line incredibly long to get henna, many people were unsatisfied with the fact that the henna designs only lasted that night, fading after less than 24 hours.

The outside games, and especially the dancing made the night, however. The DJ took a little while to get used to, since she wasn’t really taking our requests or playing any banda, Spanish, or corridos, and MANY students wanted Latin music. Once we got comfortable, everyone got into it. All students from every grade level were dancing, dance circles were made, and some seniors even started the snake around the stadium. Special shout out to seniors Pablo Acosta, Edgar Medel, Cristian Mendez, Ismael Alberto, Giovanni Martinez, and Andrew Donis for getting the party started! Overall, it was a great night that brought us all together. I’ve never seen so much school spirit.

Adriana Zaragoza

Adriana Zaragoza is a senior at John Glenn High School. Not only is she happy about graduating soon in 2023, she enjoys trying new things at school. She hopes to attend a Long Beach College and work with children in the future. For now, she enjoys taking photographs, writing for the school paper, and hanging out with her friends. She has her curious mind and creative inspiration from her father, and her favorite news sources include CNN.com, Los Angeles Times, and MSNBC.

Homecoming Postponed

New date scheduled for October 20-21

By Adriana Zaragoza

John Glenn High School had their homecoming dance postponed due to a scheduling error on Hawthorne High School’s behalf. The homecoming dance was originally scheduled for September 23, 2022.

It was postponed due to the fact that Hawthorne High School scheduled a football game with our school, but they were not supposed to play any more preseason games, having already played the maximum of five games. Our homecoming football game is now Thursday, October 20, 2022 vs. Artesia High School.

The new homecoming dance date is Friday, October 21, 2022, and not many students are happy about that. Students do not want to go to a dance the night after school, and you are not allowed to leave school early or skip the day for any reason, or else you can NOT attend the dance.

Many students, specifically seniors, were super bummed about the date being moved. They already had purchased things such as full outfits, entry tickets, and had even made schedule changes, since most of our seniors actually work. 

The announcement of homecoming’s postponement was released on Sunday night, September 18. Many people were anxious, upset, and confused because no details as to why it was postponed came out until the following Monday, the 19th. Nothing was officially confirmed until that following Tuesday and Wednesday, the 20th and 21st. 

A football player, Mikel Udengwu, first gave me the information about the upcoming games, and it was finally confirmed by our athletic director Mrs. Linda Parra later that day.

The Destination Homecoming Dance will have things such as dinner, dancing, games and even photo opportunities, and I’m excited to see the outcome. Be sure to read my follow-up article in The Shoemaker Bugle, coming to newsstands Friday, October 28.