Homecoming’s Return to SHS!


Clay Belmarsh, Staff Writer

Scituate High School’s long time homecoming tradition came to a halt for unknown reasons before being revived this year by the Class of 2022’s student government. With the additional help of the other three student governments, student council, teacher volunteers, and administration, SHS’s homecoming is looking to become an annual event at the high school during the fall months.

The spirited week started off strong with a Boston sports-inspired day, followed by neon day, movie character day, and Scituate blue and white day to close out the week. SHS junior Kelly Horan expressed her opinion toward homecoming’s spirit week, stating, “It is a fun way to bring all the grades together and create a good community.” From Tom Brady jerseys to Jedi costumes, SHS students dressed to impress. 

In addition to spirit days, another component in homecoming’s strong comeback at Scituate High was the involvement and student turnout at all of the home sports games throughout the week. Senior and “Sailor Super-fan” Alex Christenson described the environment at the football game as “electric,” feeling as though“it felt different from the rest of the home games.” Christenson felt similarly toward the varsity boys soccer game, stating the crowd was “the biggest student turnout this year.”

A new addition to homecoming week was the SHS Club Fair that took place before Friday night’s football game. SHS clubs set up tables in the parking lot to advertise what their clubs have to offer and raise money for their respective future events. Caitlin Reilly, SHS English teacher and faculty advisor for the Class of 2022, emphasized the hard work that went into preparing this event and the success that it produced: “I was so impressed by the level of commitment and enthusiasm each group brought with them to the fair,” she said. 

The long-awaited homecoming dance concluded the packed week at SHS. At 6:00 p.m. on Saturday night, students came together to enjoy a night of dancing and socializing in the school’s gymnasium. SHS English teacher Anne Blake played a key role in the preparation of the dance along with the class representatives and officers of the Class of 2024. Blake expressed her appreciation to the 2024 student government, saying, “Class of 2024 Student Government group is so engaged and connected to this school community, and they really proved their dedication throughout the planning and execution of this event.” Blake and Reilly shared their satisfaction with the outcome of the homecoming dance and were very appreciative of the students who participated in the preparation and execution of the event.

The return of homecoming traditions at SHS was welcomed by students, as the week was packed with spirited theme days, sporting events, club activities, and a dance. According to Horan, Christenson, Reilly, and Blake alike, Scituate High School’s 2021 homecoming week was deemed 100%, a win.