Around Bosco: Homecoming Proves to be Annual Success

by Ryan Tavera  and Johnathan Gonzalez

Homecoming week is a memory filled period in the school year. The week is filled with activities, food and music that all build up to the big event, where friends come together for an unforgettable night: the Homecoming Dance.


St. Joseph’s and Bosco juniors posing at the Homecoming Dance earlier this month at the Colony House in Anaheim.

November 3rd, 2019 will certainly be a night to cherish for many St. John Bosco and Joseph students, with bright lights and lively music fueling the exciting evening.

“The dance was actually a great time. I really enjoyed the whole event,” said Bosco junior Hector Andrade.

When asked about the experience, many students shared this same response, so it’s safe to say the night was a success, according to a majority of students interviewed. From Freshmen to Seniors, all were able to join each other on the dance floor and enjoy the night collectively, listening to their favorite music and conversing with friends.

“It was funny to see freshman at the dance all dressed up with their friends. it brought me back to when I was a freshman and my first dance,” said St. Joseph’s senior Grace Gonzalez.

Homecoming 2019 was the first for multiple students, and it was a great first introduction.

“The night was a lot of fun!” said St. Joseph’s freshman Gaby Salas. “Me and my friends had a great time at the dance. I can’t wait for next year.”

This year for Homecoming, Bosco led up to the big event by allowing students to dress up in order to show school spirit. These themes include Independence Day, a Halloween costume contest and Brave Day.

On Friday Bosco students were lead to the gym and met with cheerleaders from St. Joseph’s. The pep rally included glorifying our fall sports, various games, dances, music, celebrating our Homecoming court and creating hype for the football game.

Once the week ended, it was time for St. John Bosco vs Santa Margarita, where the Braves were coming off a disappointing loss against Mater Dei. The Bosco Braves football team was anything but discouraged, defeating Santa Margarita 35-14.

The weekend following was marked by the Homecoming dance on Sunday night at the Colony House in Anaheim. This Venue was historically known for big events like school dances and weddings primarily, which made it an easy choice.

Homecoming this year surprisingly hosted many underclassmen, which gave them the opportunity to be able to experience a dance that they will hopefully remember not only through their high school experience but through the rest of their lives.

The dance was also a time to appreciate relationships already established and reminisce, especially for our seniors, who had it finally hit them that this will the first of many lasts as they approach graduation in May.

Nevertheless, Homecoming 2019 succeeded in helping the students forget about their responsibilities and drama, while at the same time creating memories that can last a lifetime.

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