Exhausted....and Missing the Excitement of Homecoming
It is Sunday 9/27/2020......I am exhausted today. I expected to be exhausted on this day. You see, last night I should have hosted the 2020 Carlson High School Homecoming Dance. It would have been the culminating activity celebrating our homecoming week at Oscar A. Carlson High School. It would have been my thirteenth homecoming week as student council advisor. When I accepted the advisor position in 2008 I never expected the event to grow into the grand event we celebrate each fall in Gibraltar.
I have a love-hate relationship with homecoming week. I know it is coming every year. I know it is a great deal of stress, work, and time. I know I will be cranky, I know I will be exhausted. However, I also know that all of the hard work by my student council members brings so much joy to the students, staff, and community members of the Gibraltar School District. While I may be the advisor, I try to make sure the kids get all the credit, that is the way it should be, as I try and give them many of the responsibilities attached to events throughout the week.
So while I may be a cranky, walking zombie....I am also chuckling as I watch the seniors storm the gym-floor to mob the new homecoming king, I am clapping along as the Maestro and his Marching Marauders lead a spectacular parade down South Gibraltar Road to our campus, I am holding back my own tears as the father of one of outstanding lady Marauders starts to tear up as his daughter is crowned homecoming queen....and somehow, I am enjoying myself with over one thousand teenagers dancing the night away in our school gym on a Saturday evening.
|The Old CHS Gym cleans up pretty well....|