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Students in Journalism I donned pajamas for the first day of Homecoming Spirit Week.

Niya Allen, Features Editor

Today kicks off Dover Area High School’s annual homecoming week. The week consists of spirit days, the homecoming parade and game and ends with the homecoming dance. 

From October 4 to October 8, the student council has planned out a spirit week for students and staff to participate in. Monday is pajama day. Tuesday is bring anything but a book bag, Wednesday is color wars. On this day, freshmen wear green, sophomores wear blue, juniors wear purple, seniors wear pink, and teachers wear black. Thursday is country versus country club. Friday is school spirit day. Student Council member senior Sadie Roser expressed her excitement for this year’s spirit week. “I’m most looking forward to our country versus country club day. It’s something completely new and different from the spirit days we have done in the past, and I think the students participating will have a lot of fun with it.”

At 6 p.m. on October 8, the homecoming parade will start at the high school and travel down to the middle school football field. The parade will feature the band and the 2022 Homecoming Court comprised of seniors Niya Allen, Brooke Bowman, Makenzie Emig, Abbey Houseal, Kristen Shellenberger, Shelby Ott, Xander Eisenhower, Jaydon Hoke, Ronan Maliey, Kevin Mcgurn, Cameron Morris and Cole Rowlands. The Homecoming Court will walk the football field before the game, and the king and queen will be announced. High school guidance counselor Mrs. Tara Focht explains, “The student body will be emailed a ballot for voting for king and queen. The crowns are presented by last year’s king and queen.”

After the king and queen are announced, the game will begin. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. with Dover hosting Dallastown. The student section theme for the game will be a pink out to spread awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

On October 9, Dover will host the homecoming dance. This year’s dance theme is “A Formal Affair.” Roser expressed, “We lost so much the past two years due to Covid, and it makes me so happy knowing that we finally get a homecoming again. It’s a privilege to be behind the planning knowing that students have been waiting for an event like this to happen for a long time.”