By Mason Miller
Homecoming was this weekend, and the immense number of festivities that came with it did not disappoint. Garnet Valley’s 52nd homecoming started early on in the week when high school students participated in spirit week: dressing in pajamas, togas, and American gear. The homecoming celebrations really began to pick up on Friday afternoon with the parade. First, Eugene Botes, GVHS class of 1999, was recognized in front of the community for his induction into the GV Hall of Fame for the sport of swimming during his time here. Next, the senior homecoming court was driven past the crowd in cars, waving to everyone. Then, following a theme of “This Is…”, each grade presented their floats and choreographed performances to the crowd, who watched from the hill right outside the football stadium. The seniors took the gold with their broadway-themed float entitled “This is Our Curtain Call”. The football game occurred shortly after and, despite fighting and persisting until the end, Garnet Valley lost their first game of the season against Springfield with a final score of 14-7. Sophomore quarterback Ryan Gallagher performed well in his first game under the lights. At halftime, the homecoming court was introduced, and Lindsay Danehower was announced as homecoming queen. Finally, the festivities concluded on Saturday night with the homecoming dance, where high schoolers dressed their best to dance the night away. Ryan Baldino was named homecoming king, and him and Lindsay celebrated with a slow dance in the center of the dance floor. Congratulations to Ryan, Lindsay, and the rest of the homecoming court, and thank you to our administration for making this homecoming so special.