HOCO becomes FOCO
Posted on 10/19/2020
Homecoming is not officially happening through the school this year due to COVID-19. Students are accustomed to a formal dance at the high school, so to improvise, students organized their own celebrations. People got dressed up in the usual homecoming attire, dresses and suits, to take pictures with their own group of friends. Small events were planned within different grade levels.

A small group of students in the sophomore class took formal pictures at a friend’s house. Sophomore Sam Cirrincione said, “The thing I missed the most this year was not being able to see all the people you would normally see dressed up in person because we don’t see each other like that in school on a daily basis.”

Many members of the junior class took pictures at the capitol in Harrisburg. The capitol is the traditional place for senior pictures, but location options were limited due to COVID-19. Junior Riley Ritter said, “My favorite part about the night was just being able to make the most out of the situation and taking pictures that we’ll get to remember and look back on such a weird time.”

The senior class took their pictures at the capitol in Harrisburg. People attended the pictures with dates or solo, and the scenery at the capitol is ideal for pictures. Many people went out to dinner in small groups after pictures.

Senior Cassie McKenzie said, “This year’s hoco we are all calling foco (fake hoco) because it was really just pictures and no dance. It was still really great to be able to dress up and keep the tradition of seniors taking pictures and the capitol.”

Despite the abnormalities during this time, students took initiative to capture memories. It is so important to enjoy and make the most of the high school experience.
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