Mountain Vista is always noted for it’s spirit and unity, something that comes out even more around this time of year.
“I feel like it’s when the freshman first feel involved,” Grant Phillips said. “Up until now, we’re just kind of here, but now it feels like we’re actually involved.”
“I think it brings every one together with spirit days and dressing up,” junior Abbey Huff said. “It makes everyone feel like they’re a part of something. Everyone’s expected to go to things and it makes you feel involved and like you’re home.”
Homecoming week started off today, Monday, Sept. 21. The week’s theme, ColoRADical, began with Mountain Man Monday, featuring a wide assortment of flannels and hiking boots.
“I am most excited about Colorful Colorado day because it’s Colorado themed, but it’s also wacky day which is my favorite,” senior student body president Morgan O’Connor said. “You can’t go wrong with this day. Whatever you wake up and put on in the morning is really okay.”
Even though the dance might be the main event of this upcoming week, all the different activities stand out to the student body in different ways.
“I’m excited for dodgeball too because of the competitiveness of it,” Sam Atlas, junior, said.
The junior vs. senior girl’s football game is always a hit, especially among the participants. “I am most excited about the powderpuff game because it is going to be super competitive and fun,” senior Morgan Knight said.
Though most events are tradition throughout this week, leadership is also adding new things to make homecoming even better. “The color run is going to be a lot of fun because it’s something new,” sophomore Tommy Hipp, who came up with the idea, said.
The homecoming itself this year is going to be different than years past, both for obvious reasons and not.
“I am most excited to be in a place where famous football players have been and to see the field because that’s a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Abby Severance, junior, said.
“We always say it’s a once in a lifetime thing when talking about homecoming, but this time it really is because it isn’t something you always get to do,” O’Connor said. “We’re so united as a school and taking all that energy and putting it into the dance this year.”
PHOTOS BY: Katie Pickrell, Kelsey Pharis, Amy Huang, Haley Kolseth, Jordan McArthur and Staci Prevato
Here’s what to look forward to for the upcoming week:
Mountain Man Monday spirit wear
Dodgeball in the main gym at 6:30 p.m.
Colorful Colorado spirit wear
Color run at 6:00 p.m.
Colorado jersey spirit wear
Powderpuff football at Shea Stadium at 7:00 p.m.
Abominable snowman white out spirit wear
Varsity and JV soccer play at Vista at 4:30
Chili dinner at Vista at 5:30 p.m.
Varsity volleyball plays at Vista at 7:00 p.m.
Bonfire and fireworks after volleyball once it’s dark
Cheer tailgate in the Shea parking lot at 5:30 p.m.
Football at Shea at 7:00 p.m.
Homecoming dance at Sports Authority Field at Mile High from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.