Homecoming season is here! Coronado High School students and the community came together to celebrate the festivities leading up to homecoming.
Over the past two weeks, CHS Associated Student Body (ASB) worked extremely hard to bring together their idea of the perfect homecoming. CHS students attended the homecoming dance on Saturday, October 12 at Paradise Point. Following that, ASB planned a fun themed spirit week that students took part in to show their school spirit. All these festivities led up to the anticipated pep rally, homecoming parade, and football game on Friday, October 18. Having the parade and game a week after the dance was a change for CHS students and the community, but it didn’t take away from the joy and spirit that the events bring.
The 2019 homecoming dance was held at Paradise Point Resort in Mission Bay. This year’s theme was Under the Sea, and CHS ASB did an amazing job. “Typically we have around 800 of our 1100 students attend. This year we had 820. The dances are always very well planned and we always have fun surprises at our events, food and great DJs. This year’s dance had a silent disco, casino games, multiple photo booths, lots of snack food, all at the beautiful Paradise Point Resort, on the water at Mission Bay,” commented Mrs. Belong (ASB Advisor). “Homecoming is the opportunity for all of our students to come experience a big CHS dance.”
On the Friday following the dance, local events took place. First the homecoming court entertained classmates during a pep rally in the CHS gym with dances they’d been working on for a couple weeks. After the pep rally, voting for king and queen took place. Right after school, students from all classes came together to walk in the homecoming parade. Each class chose a theme related to “under the sea.” Over the past few weeks they’d worked together to bring their visions to life. In a competition to show their class spirit, students wore their class shirts and came up with some catchy cheers to chant as they paraded down Orange Ave while being cheered on by family, friends, and other community members.
The homecoming football game took place on Friday evening at Niedermeyer Field where Coronado took on Crawford High School. Before the game commenced, the US Navy HSC-21 BlackJack team did a fly-over the field prior to CHS Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) presenting the colors.
The football team came into the game motivated to get the win. It was a close game but Coronado was able to pull off the win in the last 20 seconds with the game winning touchdown scored by Brady Roulier. The final score was 29-22. “Couldn’t be prouder of our entire program for fighting through tonight’s adversity and beating a VERY good Crawford football team,” Coach Kurt Hines posted.
At halftime, everyone was waiting anxiously to find out their 2019 Homecoming King and Queen. The court was introduced as followed:
After the court was presented, Cole Mullins and Zoe Hosley were crowned the 2019 Homecoming King and Queen. This was such a special moment, and this homecoming, in true Islander fashion, was one for the books!