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The underclassmen (in blue) take on the upperclassmen (in pink) in the Powderpuff football game during homecoming week at Emery/Weiner.
Homecoming week at Emery/Weiner is packed with many traditions that students look forward to participating in every year. After almost two years of cancelled dances due to Covid-19, Emery/Weiner hosted their first dance since the pandemic at the end of October.
While many schools use homecoming as a way to welcome back students as they return to a new school year with a formal dance, Emery/Weiner celebrates the home-coming of students a little differently. Every year, a theme is chosen for the dance by Emery Booster Club, and students dress up to celebrate the football game. This year's theme homecoming was “Emery Out West,” and students wore cowboy boots and rodeo gear.
Even though the football game and dance are the main events, homecoming week is filled with other festivities, as well. In the week leading up to the dance, students dress up to a different theme every day. This year's dress up days consisted of “Go Texas Day,” “Hit the Hay” (pajama day), “Country vs. Country Club'', “Anything but a Backpack,” and “Boots and Blue Out.” The week also includes many friendly, intramural competitions including the Peach Fuzz volleyball game and the Powderpuff football game, a fan favorite among the students.
In the Powderpuff touch-football game, the freshman and sophomore girls battled the junior and senior girls.
“I love playing football and grew up playing it with my cousins and brother, but because I am a girl, I haven’t had many opportunities to play,” explains junior, Leah Samuels. “Powderpuff is a really cool way to show that just because I’m a girl, I can still play sports and have fun with it.” Leah showed off her skills in the game as the upperclassmen took home the win.
Homecoming week traditions keep the student body connected and give them the opportunity to celebrate with friends.
After a jam-packed week, the football team defeated the South Cameron High School Tarpons with a score of 58-13 in their homecoming game, and the dance was a night to remember.