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Homecoming lights up the night with dance

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Jocelyn (Hsin-Chiao) Hsu
Students groove to the beats spun by the DJ.

On Saturday Oct. 14th, Amador held its 2023 Homecoming Dance at the AVHS blacktop near the football field from 7pm-10pm. It was one of the year’s largest events planned that leadership students and teachers planned out. 

“We started planning for a homecoming dance during the summer. We kind of brainstorm ideas and pick the theme at first. And in the beginning of the school year, that’s when we really start to contact the DJs, the speakers, and try to put the settings together. So we’ve been working on it for about four months,” said AV leadership team member, Caydence Likeness (’25).

This year, the leadership team added various different activities in order to reach more students for homecoming dance. 

“Homecoming this year will be a lot like last year. But we got extra lighting and speakers so we can really make the dance bigger. What’s different is that we’re also trying to be more inclusive. We rented some air hockey tables, some ping-pong tables, and some games just set out for those who don’t really want to be in the mosh pit,” said Likeness. 

Many Amador seniors found the dance especially valuable since it’s one of their last big high school events.

“I decided to go to homecoming with friends this year since this is our last homecoming in high school. I wanted to seize the opportunity to create great memories,” said Juliana Yang (’24).

To prepare for the dance, many students gathered with friends a few hours ahead to prepare and take photos. 

“My favorite thing about homecoming is that I get an extra opportunity to hang out with my friends. I usually do my makeup and get ready by myself, but this time I got ready with a friend and went over to another of my friends’ house to finish up,” said Olivia Cheng (’24).

Dancing to the music and taking pictures at the photobooth is always a student-favorite part of homecoming. Many, however, are also looking forward to seeing improvement in the food options. 

“Taking pictures with everyone is the best part of homecoming for me. I also really enjoy the DJ’s music, but I guess one thing I wish would improve next year is having more variety of foods,” said Udita Saha (‘27).

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  • Air hockey is a new activities leadership added to give students more fun options at the dance.

  • There were two photobooths set up across from the mosh pit for students to take memorable pictures with friends.

  • The disco ball and extra lighting effects enlarged made dancing to the DJ all the more fun.

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