With Prom Approaching, Take a Look Back at Homecoming


Gabriel Fuertes

The Barn 305

Joelle Worcester, Staff Writer

On Saturday, October 16, The Barn 305 hosted an eager group of students, ready to celebrate Homecoming and create lasting memories. With the world inching closer to the ways we were familiar with before the pandemic, it was fitting that one of the first major activities of the year was homecoming. “Homecoming gave students and teachers a sense of normalcy,” said eleventh grade teacher Abdiela Sanz, who chaperoned the evening. “We’re going in a new direction as we’re starting to do things that we weren’t able to do during the pandemic.”

“Although it’s early in the year, it’s nice to have a break and relax from school. A chance not to stress,” said senior Haylea Paz, who was chosen as the homecoming court queen. It’s a special opportunity no one had a year ago, and students took advantage. Dancing, hanging with friends, and snapping pictures were all part of an evening many will not soon forget. “It was my first homecoming, but also my last. I wanted to make this experience count, and when I became homecoming queen, it really made me enjoy it even more,” said Haylea.

This story appears in the 2022 Southernaire Yearbook, purchase your copy for $75 at this link