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A magical Homecoming

Los Al’s 2023 “Neverland” themed Homecoming dance
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Issy Steinberg
Lights and students fill the dance floor at the 2023 “Neverland” themed Homecoming Dance.

LOS ALAMITOS, CA – With some faith, trust, and pixie dust, Los Alamitos High School’s 2023 Homecoming dance was magical. The dance took place on Sat, Oct. 7, on the Los Al campus, and the theme was “Homecoming in Neverland.”

Various Peter Pan-themed decorations and colored lights filled the grounds.

This was the first Homecoming dance in which students could wear semi-formal attire.  Some students dressed as pirates and fairies, while others came in other on-theme outfits and costumes. Sparkly dresses and shiny shoes filled the dance floor, which was located in the quad.

The DJ played some new hits, and also threw in some classics. Bad Bunny and Taylor Swift got the whole crowd singing. When “Crank That” by Soulja Boy came on, everyone felt deja vu from Middle School. The DJ also played some less popular music, but the late night vibes kept everyone dancing. Circles formed and students showed off their favorite dance moves in the center. At one point, there was even a crowd surfer.

Around halfway through the dance, the Homecoming queen and king, Melaeni Rocker and D Wempe were given a shout-out along with this year’s special guests of honor, Arjan Gill, Nick Johnson, and Sienna Silas. 

The In-N-Out truck was a great idea.”

— Alex Gritchen, senior

One of the major draws of this dance for students was the In-N-Out truck. Students were given food tickets to trade for one classic In-N-Out hamburger and a bag of chips. The meal was also paired with a soda of choice. 

Along with the food and dancing, there was also a designated space for gamers. This area featured VR headsets and three flat-screen TVs to play video games, which were very popular. Some students played Mario Kart, which got pretty heated. On the other side of the video game area, there were three photo booths filled with fun props to capture the moment. 

“I’m loving it. I like all the options there are,” said Lily Amber, senior. 

The night ended with the songs “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “I Gotta Feeling” as the dance floor slowly emptied out and students raced to the parking lot to beat the rush. Students grabbed cookies on their way out as they raved about how much fun they had at this year’s Homecoming dance.

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Issy Steinberg, Staff Writer | Reporter
Issy Steinberg is a senior at Los Alamitos High School and new to Journalism. She is interested in writing articles on music and pop culture trends. Issy likes traveling the world, learning new things, and hanging out at the beach, where she enjoys sitting on the sand and reading a book. Whether she is restoring a car or thrifting for a new wardrobe, Issy always has time for her friends and family.  You can contact Issy at [email protected].
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