By Jessica Young
Patrick Henry High School Associated Student Body hosted its annual homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 17. The theme of the dance and the spirit week was “Stay Classy San Diego” from the hit movie “Anchorman.”
The Spirit days consisted of all things San Diego –– San Diego sports teams, day at the bay, zoo day and Del Mar day. Lots of students participated, dressing up as San Diego athletes, tourists at the bay, animals, zookeepers, race attendees and jockeys.
There was a pep rally on Friday, Oct. 16 during school that got everyone pumped for the homecoming game and dance. At the rally, ABS recognized senior athletes of fall sports, hosted fun spirit games, slingshot T-shirts into the crowd and crowned this year’s Homecoming King and Remainder of the Court. Dezmon Patmon, a star football player, accepted the honor graciously.
The homecoming game on Friday night was exciting and at half time, students paraded their banners and revealed Homecoming Queen Lexi Gygax as well as her Senior Court. The Patriots defeated Hoover High School 36–17.
After a thrilling Friday night, students rested for the dance on Saturday night. ASB spent most of their Saturday morning setting up for the dance which was outside under the stars. With lights, games, food and San Diego-themed decorations, the dance was a big success. There were 936 tickets sold for this year’s event which is 134 more than last year’s event, which was free. The students danced the night away to the music of DJ Dev. As a whole, ASB produced an amazing homecoming weekend which has students already looking forward to next year.
––Jessica Young is a Patrick Henry High School student and Associated Student Body Historian.