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Homecoming Week 2023-2024
Genevieve Burdick
Genevieve Burdick
Kamryn Jasch
Genevieve Burdick
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Last week was Homecoming week! Canyon High School had a bunch of fun spirit days for students to participate in, an amazing home football game, and a dance to follow towards the end of the week. 

Student Council sponsor Ms. Avery-Gibson said, “For our dress-up days, we had our Student Council members put in ideas on sticky notes, and during our officer meetings we went through and eliminated some based on what we’ve done and what we know we want to do in the future.”

Canyon High School Student Council created 5 fun spirit days for Cougars to participate in. On Monday, October 16, the spirit day was album day, where students dressed as their favorite album cover. On Tuesday, October 17, the spirit day was dynamic duo, where students joined their friends and dressed up as their favorite dynamic duos. On Wednesday, October 18, the spirit day was class colors, seniors wore red, juniors wore blue, sophomores wore green, and freshmen wore yellow. On Thursday, October 19, the spirit day was Cougar Nation and all students wore red. And on Friday, October 20, the spirit day was pink out to support breast cancer awareness. 

Sophomore Jules Balbi explained that Dynamic Duo Day was her favorite spirit day. She dressed up as “Trouble 1 and Trouble 2” with her best friend Nyah Jasch.

Canyon also had an unbelievable football game against Seguin, winning 48-14. The crowd was loud and energetic cheering the Cougars on. 

Jules Balbi said, “It [football game] was very chaotic but a lot of fun.”

The 2023-2024 Senior Homecoming King Mark Cantu said, “It [football game] was pretty good. It felt like a dream come true.”

There was a pep rally and a parade on Wednesday, October 18. Canyon sports teams, and some of our organizations like music, JROTC, and StuCo marched around the campus and participated in a community pep rally on the football field afterwards. It was the first year that Canyon High School did a pep rally and a parade after school open to anyone to watch our Canyon Cougars with their classmates and teams. Mark Cantu was also in the parade and said that it was fun to be a part of.

The 2023-2024 Homecoming dance was on Saturday, October 21 from 7-11 pm. The theme was Disco. Everyone was dressed excellently, especially the students who went above and beyond and showed up in flare pants, giant afros, and 70’s theme shirts. 

Freshman Lola Borrero, said, “I really enjoyed my first Homecoming dance because I got to dress up and take pictures with all my friends.” She explained that she went to Gristmill for dinner with all her friends and danced the night away.

Junior Kinsley Brock Collins said the dance was good, and added, “The cupid shuffle came on, and everyone started busting it down.”

From all the feedback across Canyon High School, Homecoming Week 2023-2024 and all the events that followed it were a blast and created memories for all students to enjoy for a lifetime. There were fun spirit days, the new tradition of a parade, the groovy dance, and an amazing win for the Canyon football team!

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Kamryn Jasch, Staff Writer
Hello! My name is Kamryn Jasch, but I go by Kamie, and I am a senior this year. Last year I moved from Thornton, Colorado. I love the mountains and going hiking! I love hanging out with my friends and family and my favorite place in New Braunfels is Gruene! I am also in choir and my favorite subject is English.