Homecoming: How They Were Asked
Students started brainstorming of unique ways to ask a girlfriend, boyfriend, crush or friend to homecoming weeks before it began. Here are some ways students asked their dates to homecoming:
Senior Hannah Matula sits on the edge of the railing about to jump onto the field at the Varsity football game against Bryan Adams. Matula attempts to run onto the field but her friend senior Stephanie Cassio yells at her to stop. Mutula hears her name being called, she looks to her left and sees ‘Hannah, Homecoming?’ written in red letters across a white sheet of butcher paper being held by the Varsity football team. She looks behind the sign and sees senior Connor Johns standing there. Matula jumps from the railing, runs on the field and hugs Johns, while the entire stadium watches.
“I was so shocked. I love surprises and he really did surprise me,” Matula said. “I had no idea that he was asking me. I was happy and shocked.”
Johns came up with how he asked on his own. He wanted to think of a new and interesting way to ask her because he did not want Matula to say no.
“I would have cried right then and there if she said no,” Johns said. “I would not have asked again if she had said no.”
Junior Harrison Cordero places a pink heart shaped paper with the word ‘Homecoming’ written across it on freshman ReAnne Hurd’s desk in her communication applications class. Hurd walks into her period four class to find a surprise from a mystery person.
“All I could think was, ‘This better be Harrison. This better be Harrison’,” Hurd said. “I thought the idea was very original and super cute.”
Cordero wanted to ask Hurd in a way other than tagging her car or asking her in person.
“I kind of already knew she was going to say yes,” Cordero said. “I honestly have no idea what I would have done if she said no.”
Junior Kyler Melson walks into the cheer room holding eight roses attached to a pink foam heart with the words ‘Will you go to the homecoming with me?’ showing them to all of her fellow teammates. A rose from junior Hunter Carlton was delivered by an office aid during every class period.
“Most people send flowers and a card or have a big poster, so I thought I’d change it up a bit,” Carlton said. “Every girl likes flowers and every girl likes to be singled out, it makes them feel special and important.”
Carlton came up with the idea himself but his mom helped him execute it.
“I love the way he asked me,” Melson said. “It was cute and I can brag about it years from now.”