Homecoming is about having fun for a cause
October 16, 2012
By Julia Weiner
Editor’s note: This is the Hall Monitor column that should have run in the Oct. 10 issue.
Getting back in the swing of things at school is never easy, but the students of Issaquah High School are sure doing a fantastic job of making it look like it.
This week is one of the most fun weeks of the entire year; it is Homecoming week. Each spirit day is different, but it follows our James Bond-esque theme: “Under Cover, Over Dressed.”
If you walk through the halls of IHS this week do not be surprised if you see students wearing pajamas, camo or ninja attire, or the same thing as a friend, or even students dressed as their favorite celebrities.
We also have night events to look forward to, including one very special one. Some of our awesome special-needs students will play alongside our varsity basketball team on Thursday evening in a game called Project Unify Basketball Game.
Issaquah always has a way to tie our dances and weeks of fun back into the bigger picture: helping the world. Last year, we donated money to support cancer research, and this year the Associated Student Body will sell purple-and-gold tuxedo shirts to support Special Olympics of Washington and Issaquah.
The Special Olympics are an international competition, similar to the usual Olympics, but where disabled athletes compete.
If you come out to our Homecoming football game against Ballard High School on Friday night, you will see many of our students sporting the fake fancy T-shirt. Issaquah is such a fun, spirited and giving community to be a part of. It never ceases to amaze me at all the good we do for the world, while having so much fun ourselves!