Chatham High School Homecoming 2013

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Lights, camera, action! Every year, Chatham High School students eagerly await the annual Homecoming Dance thrown by the Pep Club, a celebration preceded by the traditional homecoming football game. This year was no exception, with the dance held on Saturday, October 26, 2013, in the AB Gym. The theme that was decided upon this year was “A Night With the Stars,” which went exceptionally well with the formal attire of the evening. That, plus the fabulous decorations hung in the gym with care, contributed in making the night a memorable event for all the students. The Friday before the dance, pep club members and volunteers shrouded the gym with classic old Hollywood themed decorations, including a hard to miss replication of the famed Hollywood sign, all done up with glitter, and twinkling strings of lights, reminiscent of stars. Students especially enjoyed seeing cardboard cutouts of their favorite celebrities and icons that could be spotted around the gym. Some even posed for pictures with the realistic stars as they pointed and smiled next to Elvis or Justin Bieber. The classic red carpet was rolled across the hardwood floor lead to the main stage where one lucky male and female student would be crowned the 2013 Homecoming King and Queen.


The Homecoming Court this year consisted of twelve lucky girls and guys who eagerly stood up on the stage and awaited the results. This year’s nominees for Homecoming King included seniors Austin Barkhorn, Taylor Boehmer, Alex Hart, Scott Lynch, Michael Nitting and Spencer Pendleton. While the senior girls who were nominated for the honor of Homecoming Queen were Casey Madura, Morgan Maltby, Claire Mogelvang, Julia Serrao, Kristen Stuzynski, Natalie Washuta. Finally, at the time of the coronation, the whole student body could be seen pushing and shoving their way into the gym trying to get as close to the stage as possible in order to hear the results in hopes that their pick would win. This year, it was announced that Chatham’s Homecoming King was Michael Nitting and its Homecoming Queen was Kristen Stusynski. As they graciously accepted their crowns the whole gym could be heard wishing them well on their reign. While sadly, this year’s Homecoming season has ended, perhaps it is safe to say that next year’s will be eagerly awaited like a visit from an old friend.