Homecoming at a Glance

Homecoming weekend wrapped up with the football game on Friday, Oct. 21 where the Wolves took home a win against the East Panthers with a final score of 31-28. The Homecoming Queen, Sara Salazar, and King, Johnnie Ingram, were crowned at halftime, and the dance took place on the 22nd indoors for the first time since 2019.

Dermot White, running back, reflected on the outstanding performances by both the offense and defense during the game against East, allowing them to gain momentum in the game and take home a win.

“It felt amazing out there getting such a crucial win even while down many players in crucial positions,” said White. “This win will for sure give us momentum going into the last 2 games of the regular season. I know a lot of the players feel a lot more confident now since we all know what we are capable of.”

2300 people voted for Homecoming Court, and after the votes were tallied, Johnnie Ingram, linebacker for the Varsity Football Team was crowned Homecoming King during halftime of the football game.

“It ain’t nothing but a win,” said Ingram.

Sara Salazar was crowned Homecoming Queen, proudly representing yearbook.

“The photos can only show a fraction of how excited I was- it really made me feel like a Disney princess and a dream come true,” said Salazar. “I was so proud to be on the court…with some of my sweet friends. It was so windy night…and when I heard my name I was so excited. Johnnie and I make a pretty great football player and cheerleader duo! I’m so thankful for the memories and it is something I will remember forever.”

On Saturday, Oct. 22, the Homecoming dance took place in the cafeteria. 1562 tickets were purchased for the dance, and almost everyone who bought a ticket attended.

Tanu Kaushik, a senior who attended Homecoming both years at West, explained what her favorite part about both dances was. 

“I truly had a blast during both of my homecomings at West and it was fun to meet up with friends, take pictures, and, of course, dance,” said Kaushik. “What I thought to be a rather considerate accommodation [about this year’s dance] was including a space to hang out outside the cafeteria. It was nice to be able to sit and talk with my friends without having to worry about the loud music.”