Homecoming Week: The best moments

Seth Gibson

Homecoming has come and gone, but the students of West ottawa will hopefully remember the amazing days and events that passed by through the whole week.

  Pajama Day: Students on Monday had the luxury of not getting dressed in the morning and coming to school in their jammies. Haley Warsaw found it hilarious when she saw five students wearing the same Minions onesie.

  -ER Day: As strange as it sounds, -ER Day was all about dressing up as something with and -er on the end, whether it was and engineer, gamer, or a Donald Trump supporter. Elijah Kliphuis even came to school as the Joker from Suicide Squad.

  Waikiki Wednesday: Everybody loves the beach, so the students came to school sporting their best Hawaiian shirt to spread their love of summer (ignore the fact that it’s late October). Taylor Bakker went the extra mile and dressed up as a tourist in Hawaii, taking the time to snap pictures of posing strangers.

  Decades Day: The students stepped into the shoes of the generations before them, stylishly arriving as flower girls, greasers, and even army men, as Brandon Pohl gladly did.

  Black & White Day: On the final day of Homecoming Week, all the students dressed in all black and white to show their school spirit for West Ottawa. The same day, a handful of students participated in the Belly-flop Competition. Spencer Carl proudly won the competition, winning the applause of all the attending students.

  The Homecoming Game: The West Ottawa football team played an energized game against Jenison High School the night before the Homecoming Dance. WO was winning 17-16, but Jenison was in range of a field goal in the final minute of the game. At the moment of the play, the kicker slipped, sending the ball into the side of the goalpost. At that point, all WO had to do was take a knee to win the game, and they proudly did.

  The Homecoming Dance: The dance marked the grand finale to the fun week. Punch lined the concession tables, dancers jammed out to the awesome DJ, and everyone else happily socialized. Not everybody made it, but Seth Gibson made time to go at the very end. Even though time was short, the time spent with friends was so worth it.

  As Homecoming week came to a late night end, every student walked away happily. These moments truly reveal what a great week this was for West Ottawa.