In the weeks before any high school dance, there is always buzz about who is asking who, how they’re asking and when. This year’s weeks leading up to the annual LRHS Homecoming dance has been one filled with creative posters, candy and flowers for everyone attending.
The planning that takes place before asking someone to Homecoming is surprisingly time-consuming and stressful. So why do people go through all the stress of planning just to simply ask someone to a dance?
Eric Fitz, a senior at LRHS, says that he enjoys thoughtful proposals because “I only get so many chances to do something fun like this, so I like to go big and make it as over-the-top as possible.”
Rachel Golden, a junior at LRHS, says that being asked in an extravagant way “shows they care enough about you to put that much effort into it.” Homecoming proposals say a lot more about a person than just their ability to make a poster.
How big people go when it comes to homecoming proposals varies widely. Some do a simple poster or write “homecoming?” on a cake or on donuts, but some people make huge banners that they present to their future date. Most people that ask someone to homecoming have friends or siblings of their future date help them in order for their plan to go smoothly. Incorporating friends into the proposal makes the situation all the more fun.
Homecoming is a big deal for high school students. The nerves and anticipation that lead up to the actual dance makes the event even more special and enjoyable.