Creswell, Education

Students enjoy ‘spirit-ed’ Homecoming Week

The sophomore class float circles the track with the other class floats during halftime of Creswell’s Homecoming football game last Thursday. Halftime festivities continued with the presentation of the 2019 Homecoming Court and the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen. GINI DAVIS/THE CHRONICLE

CRESWELL – Homecoming/Spirit Week festivities at Creswell High School last week attracted and involved a much larger cross-section of the student body than usual – and that was by design.
”Our student body has been focused on school culture and inclusion this year,” said Principal Adam Watkins.
”Our focus,” concurred ASB president, senior Jenessa Mallory – who was also crowned Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Bulldogs’ Homecoming football game on Oct. 10 – ”has been to get everyone involved and have more fun.”
That was effectively done for Homecoming/Spirit Week in part via social media communication by the school’s Leadership class.
”We are making it more exciting about school activities in Leadership and throughout the school, (and) we are using a lot more social media platforms for communication such as Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and our school website,” Mallory said.
Incorporating the Homecoming Parade into the school day and including alternative activities at Saturday night’s Homecoming Dance also encouraged and supported participation by a wider variety of students.
”We had 79% of our student population show up at the Homecoming Dance, and students had a wonderful time; it was an amazing night,” Watkins said. ”We also moved our Homecoming Parade into the school day to try to involve and include Creswell Middle School students and Creslane Elementary as well. We want the students at our feeder schools to know that they are future Bulldogs too and we are excited for them to join us in the near and distant future.”
The desire of school and student body leadership to unite students and boost school pride and school spirit shone through all Homecoming/Spirit Week activities last week (for more details, see photo captions). The result was more fun, for more students.
”We have been focusing this year on school spirit; we are tired of not having fun, and we are ready to,” Mallory said, adding that student leaders have had ”nothing but support from our principal and assistant principal (Brandon Standridge) to make our school fun and enjoyable.”



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