An American Tradition - HOMECOMING!
By: Kathy Habel
It’s a tradition that dates back to the early 1900’s. In 1911, the University of Missouri planned a homecoming event that has become the model for Homecomings today. Bring together two teams that have crazy fans, whip up excitement with a rally and/or parade before the game and personalize the Homecoming to fit your school’s rabid fans. One ingredient that remains popular for our AWHS community that personalizes our tradition is the selection of the Homecoming Court and Mr/Ms AWHS.
So, who is our Mr/Ms AWHS? It is a senior that represent qualities found in our AW Mission Statement; thus “a young man and woman who are good students, participate in a variety of school activities, demonstrate strong school spirit and who other students see as both leaders and friends.” This year, the following students were nominated by their peers for the honor of Mr AWHS: Colton Casper (Hanover), Danny Kelly (Quincy), Owen Kelly (Braintree) and Brian Moriarty (Weymouth). The following young women were nominated by their peers for Ms AWHS: Abby DeCosta( Milton), Iris Li (China), Olivia Papay (Weymouth), Lilli Miller (Weymouth).
After an afternoon rally and before the Homecoming Dance, a football game was to be played. At half-time, the nominees were introduced to the cheers of classmates and families. Then the moment came to announce the seniors selected to carry on this AW tradition. Colton Casper and Abby DeCosta were recognized as this years’ recipient of this wonderful recognition of Mr and Ms Archbishop Williams, 2018.