Question of the Week | Favorite homecoming traditions

What’s your favorite homecoming tradition, or what tradition should WHS add to homecoming?

“We should add painting your spot in the parking lot.”

Junior Annie Wright

“We should add a hot dog eating contest.”

Junior Bryton Reves

“I love doing floats and getting out of school but I think we should have an option of coming to school or not.”

Junior Oliva Mayer

“We should add a field trip to a feedlot.”

Freshman Justus Lawton

In honor of the Disney theme for homecoming — which Disney movie would you most like to live in?

“Brave, I could straight up be a bear.”

Senior Jacob Daley

“Aladdin, just because Jasmine has a dang tiger!!”

Junior Danielle Murphy

“I would love to live in Bambi. The meadow looks so peaceful and nice. And I would love to talk to animals. I wish that was my superpower.”

Junior Ally Garst

“Rapaunzel, she lives in a tower away from people.”

Junior Ashley Piper

What are your memories of 9/11 (if you were alive) or what does 9/11 mean to you?

“I remember coming home from school and my mom telling my siblings and I what happened and showing us the news footage because we weren’t told what happened while we were at school.”

Media tech Kristen Berroth

“When I think of 9/11 I think of how people came together afterwards to support each other.”

Freshman Grace Baker

“It is a day to honor everyone who died, or was injured. Also to thank everyone who is still here today for their service.”

Freshman Meridith Denton

“It reminds us about what people can do to innocent people.”

Junior Lanson Parry

“I was living in Italy when 9/11 happened. I was out and about town with a friend when I noticed that people in the streets were talking louder and I kept hearing the word “America” mixed in with rapid and semi-frantic Italian.  I couldn’t catch it all but I did hear the word “apocalittica” which means apocalyptic.  I went into a bread shop and they had the radio on loud for everyone to hear – but I couldn’t catch that either because the woman behind the counter began explaining to me, the moment I entered, that planes flew into two huge buildings in America.  I knew that I wasn’t getting the whole story but I understood that something serious was happening.  I planned on figuring out what was happening after getting back to my apartment but on my way back an older man stopped me in the street.  He had tears in his eyes and he explained to me that when he was a boy the city was occupied with Nazis and how everyone rejoiced when the Americans rolled in and saved the people. He told me that he loves America for saving him and his family and how my country didn’t deserve what was happening. That the entire world was weeping for America in that moment and he gave me his deepest condolences.  It would take weeks for the entire story to get over to me in Europe. There was a lot of fear and indignation from others on our behalf.  That was not the only day that I was approached by strangers in the street, who could tell I was American, telling me how much they love America and how sorry they were —  that 9/11 never should have happened and that they felt it was an attack on the entire world.

English teacher Miriam Barton

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