This year Homecoming isn’t just about the glitz and dresses. Instead, each queen candidate chose a charity to support throughout the Homecoming week. Once the queen is announced, her chosen charity will receive 50 percent of all money raised by Student Council during all the Homecoming fundraisers.
“We decided to do this to give back to the community. Hickman does it very well and makes a lot of money for charity, so we thought it would be good to start that,” senior Student Council President Kelly McDonald said. “Every year we will try to add a little more to it. But right now I think it is good that we are doing something for our community. We also did this for Courtwarming last year but we are trying to let people know more this year.”
Student Council sponsor Kelley Wittenborn agrees with McDonald that the change is a positive one that needed to be made.
“This year we decided we really wanted to change up how Homecoming worked: from the assembly, to spirit week, to the dance,” Wittenborn said. “We just wanted everything to have a fresh perspective and lots of new ideas. Since Homecoming is always such a strong money-maker for Stuco, the members decided they really wanted to give back and do something positive with at least part of the proceeds.”
Instead of focusing on superficial things like looks, Student Council wanted to focus on boosting the community this year, just as Hickman High School has done across town for years.