L to R: Seniors CeCe Lukes, Bella Belusko, Gentry Haygood, Freshman Zoe Martin, Sophomore Molly Shepard, Junior Anna Lane Pierce
Despite all of the challenges the year has brought, we were still blessed to continue our annual Homecoming traditions. This is a recap to our successful and special week for our student body. Sunday helped us kick off school spirit with our hallway decorations. Each Upper School grade level decorated their designated hallway in correlation with our homecoming theme: The Roaring 20s/The Great Gatsby. Students came to school the next day, and the first thing they witnessed was the hardwork and creativity of all of the students! Along with hallway decorations we expressed school spirit with our dress up days. The days' themes included "holidays", "twin day", "decade day", "DWS Homecoming t-shirt and pajama pants", and "grade level t-shirts or dodgeball team colors". Thursday's Homecoming events included the Senior Lunch Auction, an annual fundraiser for the Student Council. We also enjoyed a movie night on the baseball field, where we watched the Hype Video created by the Seniors followed by our movie, The Great Gatsby. Friday was an exciting day for everyone! Upper School students started the day eating breakfast together at a classmate's home (Thank you to all of those who so generously hosted us!) followed by the annual Powderpuff Game. The freshman won this year's powderpuff tournament! Way to go underclassmen! All of this occurred while the Middle School students enjoyed their dodgeball game! After the games were finished, the entire Middle/Upper School gathered outside to enjoy a Chick-fil-A lunch with entertainment provided by the Middle School Band and the Homecoming pep rally. The school spirit was high! Everyone was excited for the big game. Following the Upper School pep rally, varsity cheerleaders and senior football players traveled to the Lower Campus to ensure that the Lower School students were able to join in on the school spirit with another pep rally for them!
At the big game, Zoe Martin, Molly Shepard, Anna Lane Pierce, Bella Belusko, Gentry Haygood, and Cece Lukes were given the opportunity to represent their grade on the Homecoming Court. They travel around the track in a sporty convertible and later make their way onto the field with all eyes waiting to see who will be crowned queen. The Homecoming Queen this year was Miss Cecelia "CeCe" Lukes. Not only did the Upper School students get to hold and enjoy a Homecoming Week, but our school was also able to have an outdoor dance Saturday night, and what fun that was! Deerfield-Windsor School does not let challenges define who they are. Deerfield-Windsor School has an innovative way of thinking and is constantly looking for new opportunities to help their students prosper in all areas.
Written by Amelia Snipes, 2020 Student Council Co-President