Homecoming 2016


One of the most famous topics of the year has arrived. Homecoming, a weeklong celebration where students are able to have fun and enjoy themselves yet are still to get their work done and stay on task, but to end off the week Central has a parade, football game, and dance to celebrate. This year the homecoming parade was held on September 17th on Herkimer Street going all the way around to east Jefferson Street, starting at 9:30 am and ending around 10:40 am. This year the following floats/clubs/teams participated in the parade: ROTC, Varsity Cheerleaders, Powderpuff, Football, Varsity Volleyball, the Joliet Central Band, Anime club, Boys’ Soccer, ROTC Color Guard, Board of Education, Parent Club, and at the very end of the parade was the Homecoming King and Queen. Everyone represented the school while still having fun. Our Varsity Football team broke the 57 game streak in our homecoming game against Plainfield Central. We won 38-35 with a very intense game. Coach Boyter and the varsity team were very ecstatic. When asked, Coach Boyter said “The team competed until the end. The confidence, preparation, training, and overcoming doubt” The Homecoming dance ran from 7pm to 10pm. The event was held in the Student Center at Joliet Central. There was a light show that the DJ was directing while playing classics such as the Cupid Shuffle, The Cha Cha slide, and other well-known songs like Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon. Alongside the upbeat fast track song’s, the DJ played just as many slow songs for the many couples attending. If your feet did start hurting or you needed a breath of fresh air the student center was open with many tables for students to use as well as many tables surrounding the dance floor in the cafeteria. As for attire to the event many girls attending wore shorter dresses to enable easier dancing and many of the guys wore slacks with a button up and a tie. There were the few that chose to go full on suit and tie but were not left out of the occasion. There was as well some who’s clothing choices stood out like those who wore light up bow ties or just very intricate ties or very sparkly dresses. The Homecoming court was presented around 8:30 with the crowd’s attention focused mostly on King Nico Perez and Queen Jocelyn Chavez. Homecoming is one of the most memorable experiences at Joliet Central, and is fun for students and staff.