Homecoming 2017


Homecoming week is a great, fun, memorable week for many students at Joliet Central High School! Starting September 18th, homecoming week came into action with different themes every day, such as wearing a band tee, togas, or Western Wednesday. Spirit week was a fun week, leading right into the homecoming assembly on Friday, the 22nd. This year’s homecoming assembly recognized all fall sports including; girls and boys cross country, football, boys and girls golf, boys soccer, girls swimming, girls tennis, girls volleyball, cheerleading, and poms. While each sport recognized their Seniors, Senior girls were also recognized for their powder puff win against the Juniors. Performances from our varsity poms and varsity cheerleaders blew away students and teachers with their amazing performance. One group everyone was looking forward too was the Dude Squad, which brought the house down and gave it their all while performing to songs like “Side by Side” by Ariana Grande, “Rake it up” by Yo Gotti ft, Nicki Minaj, “Booty” by JLo,” Bank Account” by 21 Savage, and “Throw some more” by Rae Sremmurd. Dude Squad was choreographed by a few varsity poms members. After leaving the school with lots of Steelmen spirit, the homecoming parade followed the assembly starting 9am Saturday morning. The parade was lead by ROTC and the band, followed by the athletes. Everyone was very excited despite the beaming sun and there were even a few parents helping. The parade started out at school and went towards the downtown area of Joliet. The athletes were throwing candy out of their floats towards the spectators watching and following the parade. Each float was decorated with streamers, balloons, and posters which the students put on. They represented Joliet Central by decorating with the colors blue, white, and gold, along with decorations corresponding with this years homecoming theme, Vegas. Some floats were even playing music. Everyone was clapping, laughing, and cheering for the athletes on the floats. Some in their cars even beeped their horns which made everyone clap more. There were children and adults racing for the candy that was being thrown. After the parade was finished, the homecoming football game took place starting at 1pm, verse Plainfield South. Although the Steelmen fell short, it was still a great time for students to show spirit and cheer for our football team. But then, it was time for one of Central’s most memorable dances. Homecoming took place on September 23rd for Joliet Central, and was a great time for students to come have fun with friends and dance! The dance was held in the cafeteria from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, and was decorated like a night in Las Vegas. Students didn’t miss the chance to dance though, and everyone took the floor when great songs were played by the DJ. The songs played at homecoming varied from popular hip-hop, Hispanic, to the cupid shuffle. However, when students got hungry or thirsty, food and drinks were provided such as cookies, vegetables, and different types of drinks to satisfy everyone. Walking out around 8:30, Griselda Chavez and Cesar Castillo caught everyone’s attention and were crowned the queen and king. It was a memorable experience for many students, as well as the staff.