Homecoming was a festive fanfare at Calhoun High School on Oct. 14 when students enjoyed the annual Colt Festival, a pep rally and then football game under the Friday night lights.
Spirit Week kicked off the celebration, filling the halls with pajama wearing, patriotic showings and an outpouring of Blue Calhoun gear.
“Of course school spirit isn’t just about dressing for a particular day but it is spirit,” said Principal Nicole Hollings. “When we see students enjoy their time here, when we see all of our students be a part of student life in the building, and when we see students not only cheer each other on in athletics but also in the arts and in their classrooms.”
Student athletes stormed the field for the pep rally on Friday afternoon, performing entertaining choreographed skits after they were announced. Ryan Rosenblum and Amanda DePasquale were crowned homecoming king and queen, respectively.
At homecoming, the award-winning wind ensemble performed, as did the rock band, accompanied by some teacher/guitarists.
“The football game under the lights, with a full moon, and crisp October air was a back and forth battle in which we ultimately did not win but the crowd was fantastic,” Hollings said.
The Colts fell to the Sewanhaka Indians, 35-28.