Indiana Area Senior High School

IHS Homecoming recap: Garden of Glamour 

By Ella Mosco

The homecoming dance is an annual school event that schools all around the county hold. The dance is held the day after the school’s homecoming football game. The purpose of homecoming is to celebrate school spirit and pride. This year IHS’s homecoming dance was held on September 30, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. in the new gym. Originally that dance was to be held in the upper commons, but due to a large number of tickets being sold, the dance was moved to the gym. 

Mr. Berting, coordinator of the homecoming dance, informed that 620 students attended this year’s dance – making it the largest attendance of a homecoming ever. This year’s dance was the 16th one Mr. Bertig coordinated. Decorations for the dance included faux flowers, lights, and photobooth. In the “photobooth” Mr. Puskar took pictures of students with their friends and/or dates and are now posted on social media.

Moving the dance to the new gym was a surprise to many students, including sophomore Hannah Stone. “I think homecoming being moved to the gym was a shock to a lot of people but I feel that it actually turned out to be a lot better because people had space to go to cool down and stuff as well as there being a lot more room.” 

[Photo Credit: Erik Puskar] “A number of IHS students that attended homecoming.”

The homecoming dance was planned by Mr. Bertig and the homecoming chairs, Hannah Cowburn, Kole Hodak, Eve Kuzneski, and Fatima Sissoko. Mr. Bertig commented on the profit of this year’s dance.  “Tickets were $10 apiece, so we grossed $6,200.  However, some of our major expenses included the DJ ($1,500), decorations (around $1,000), and snacks/drinks (around $600).”  Overall, homecoming was a success in profit for future SGA activities.

The homecoming dance this year was a great way to bring together students to celebrate the school spirit and pride of IHS. Students are already looking forward to next year’s dance.

Ella Mosco
Associate Business Manager

Ella Mosco is a junior and a third-year reporter for the High Arrow. She enjoys going on long drives, spending time with her friends, and being spontaneous. She is excited to continue reporting for the High Arrow.

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