• Red & Black Staff

CHS celebrates Homecoming 2020 with 'A Touch of Class'

A logo for this year's Homecoming, designed by Art teacher Mr. Scott Easom

This year's Homecoming is being held during the week of November 9-13 and will include usual traditions such as dress up days and Homecoming Court; although this year's Homecoming Dance has been cancelled due to COVID-19, the week will also feature special events such as an outdoor parade and pep rally.

The theme this year is "Homecoming 2020: A Touch of Class." Vice-principal Mrs. Tammy Donalson said, “The kids are excited about it. It was their theme.” 

Monday is "Dress for Success" day, in which students and faculty are encouraged to dress in their best attire. Also on Monday, there will be a Homecoming Assembly in the auditorium at 9 a.m. attended by all students who made the second ballots for Homecoming Court, as well as the Red & Black Dance Team, who will perform. The assembly will be broadcast to the remainder of the student body.

Tuesday is "TV Tuesday," a day for everyone to dress up as their favorite TV show or movie characters. "Wacky Wednesday" is a day for students and faculty to dress up in mix-matched socks and their tackiest outfits.

For "Through the Decades Thursday," everyone is invited to dress up in their favorite outfits from their favorite decades. Also on Thursday, there will be a special Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally held at 9 a.m. in the stadium for all students. Freshmen and Sophomores will be seated on the visitors side of the stadium and Juniors and Seniors on the home side.

The Homecoming Parade will be led by the NJROTC Color Guard, who will be joined on the field by the band and cheerleaders. The parade will continue with the presentation of a senior girl representative from each club, sport, and organization at CHS.

"The young lady will be presented on a golf cart and we will announce their names as they come around the perimeter of the field," Mrs. Donalson said.

The parade will conclude with the presentation of the Homecoming Court and will be followed by a pep rally where the Homecoming King will be crowned.

It has been announced that if rain is forecasted for Thursday, the parade and pep rally will be re-scheduled for Friday morning.

As always, Friday is "School Spirit Day," when all are encouraged to wear red and black to show their school spirit. Also per tradition, this year's Homecoming Court will be presented, and Homecoming Queen will be crowned during half-time at the annual Homecoming football match on Friday evening; this year's match is against Dougherty High School, and kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

This year, Student Council is also sponsoring a hall decoration contest, with the winning hall being announced on Friday morning and awarded $200. All hall decorations must be completed by Thursday at 3 p.m., according to Mrs. Donalson. 

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