Clayton’s Catastrophic Column: #mvhshc14

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For maximum effect, please play “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year” in the background while you read this blog.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That’s right, it’s finally Homecoming week here at MVHS, and I couldn’t be happier.

(For those who are keeping track, you will recall that I have previously stated that Christmas is the most important time of the year, followed by musical season. However, there is a distinction between “important” and “wonderful.”)

Homecoming week got off to a big start for me before the week even began, after I received a Homecoming King nomination last Thursday. This is pretty gosh darn cool, because I remember being a freshman and thinking “wow, I wish I could be that popular.” Now the thing is, I’m still not that popular. I’ve convinced myself that the reason I received a nomination is because of my amazing choice in crewneck sweatshirts, and it is very nice of the Class of 2015 to notice my efforts in looking good, while still remaining comfortable.

All kidding aside, I am very grateful that my class has seen how much I really love this school and all the students in it, and I can’t think of a better way to spend my last Homecoming.

One of the perks that’s not really a perk of being nominated for Homecoming royalty is that MVTV gets to barge into your room extremely early in the morning to make sure you’re the first one to know of your nomination. Once they have recorded you in your most vulnerable state, they then show it to the entire student body, and the embarrassment ensues. I’ll save some of the details of my wake-up so you guys can be surprised on Thursday, but I will tell you that it involves me attempting to blow into a conch shell and failing horribly. A shoutout to seniors Libbey DeWitte, Allison Eigsti, Hannah Hilton and all the other MVTV staffers who went house to house to reach all the candidates early last Thursday morning. You guys are the real MVPs.

A lot of what goes on during Homecoming week happens behind the scenes. StuCo is constantly hard at work to ensure that your Homecoming is the best that it can be. Our annual hallway decorating party took place on Sunday afternoon, when members of each class gathered to plaster your lockers with various colored things. This is one of my favorite parts of Homecoming, because it makes something that is usually extremely boring, walking down the halls, into an enjoyable experience.

Wednesday evening will hold the annual parade, pep rally and bonfire, which I encourage everyone to attend. The parade is a particularly difficult event to organize, because there’s so much paperwork and organization that goes along with it. As most of you already know, not only does every float need a form, but every single person who is riding on a float needs a form signed by a parent or guardian. This results in a lot of pieces of paper, and a lot of people that need to be in specific places at specific times. However, it always seems to come together in the end. For those of you who aren’t riding on a float, look out for senior Maddie Little and I, we’ll be the ones in the fancy, old red Mercedes.

Some final notes to ensure that your Homecoming is as amazing as I want it to be:

  • Make sure to buy a Homecoming ticket at lunch this week, unless you want to pay the extra $5 at the door.
  • Go all out for spirit days this week, and make sure to get your picture taken at the photo booth for a chance to win a free homecoming ticket.
  • Go to the football game, even if it’s not your thing. The energy of the student section and the stadium in general is unlike a lot of things that you’ll experience in high school, so get it while you can.
  • Finally, have fun. Just let loose and take some intense pride in your school. Homecoming is the one time where you can dress and act like an idiot and it’s totally fine because everyone else is doing the same. Don’t worry about what other people think, just go out there and make the most out of #mvhshc14.

That is all.


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