Homecoming court poses for a photo. (Ximena Puig)
Homecoming court poses for a photo.

Ximena Puig

A Hawaiian Homecoming

Oct 29, 2017

Homecoming is an event anticipated by many students in high schools across America. Spirited Cavaliers ensured this event took place as the dance was canceled due to poor ticket sales last school year. The occasion took a new approach this year with a laid-back tropical theme: a Hawaiian luau. On Oct. 28, many students dressed to impress, entering the gym in Hawaiian shirts and sundresses.

“I felt that the Hawaiian theme appealed to a lot of different people, allowing for people to have a greater interest in attending. I also feel it was executed really well and am glad I came,” sophomore William Fay said.

During the event, there were many attractions to ensure every person could find something to enjoy. The food was varied, ranging from meat empanadas to Cuban sandwiches. The fan favorite was evidently the wide array of Misha’s cupcakes offered to the guests. In addition to those sweet treats, there were fruit kabobs to cleanse one’s pallet.

The high-spirited music that played through the gym ranged from the Cupid Shuffle to Bodak Yellow. The DJ played songs that were sure to get everyone on their feet. All in attendance were sure to dance, including homecoming King Ewan Hennessy, who began a heated dance battle with Principal Costa’s daughter.

“It was an awesome experience seeing Mr. Costa’s daughter tear up that dance floor. She had me beat from the start. It’s always fun to put yourself out there and just dance your heart out,” Hennessy said.

Toward the end of the event, principal Costa announced the event’s court. Murmurs of possible winners were heard throughout and the results were made definite when Dylan Carol and Amanda Ramos were announced as Prince and Princess. Ewan Hennessy and Kassandra Luis were honored as Homecoming King and Queen, and they celebrated with a dance as everyone joyously watched.

This year’s homecoming dance signified the revival of the Cavalier school spirit and left many anticipating future events, such as Prom in the spring.

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Emily Simon, Editor-in-Chief

Emily Simon is a senior in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Coral Gables Senior High. Serving as both the Features and Student Life editor...

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August Field, Photographer

August "Augie" Field is a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Coral Gables Senior High. Augie grew up in Miami and attended Coral...

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Ximena Puig, Photographer

Ximena Puig, preferably "Xime", is the youngest of three siblings. She was born and raised in Spain and has spent the last ten years of her life in Miami....

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