Homecoming 2020

By: Shaherzad Chawdree

From November 16th-20th, the Shorecrest Upper School celebrated Homecoming Week! 

In full glamor and bling, the high school took on Movie Star Monday. Boas, jewelry, and wigs were worn by Seniors dressed as your favorite celebrities. Notable costumes include Kyle C’s Joe Exotic and Brenna D’s Anna Wintour. During break, these dazzling celebrities walked the red carpet placed by the Student Council on the deck. After their names were announced, they strutted the carpet while students dressed up as paparazzi took their pictures. Freshmen similarly dressed as photographers and sported their flashiest cameras. Among the Sophomores and Juniors, there were students dressed as iconic characters from your favorite movies like Power Rangers, The Matrix, and The Incredibles!

Pictured above is Junior Cian McCarthy’s awesome costume… comment down below if you know who he is supposed to be. (hint: The Matrix)

Tuesday was competitive and fierce with Rivalry Tuesday. Students dressed up as famous rivals throughout history and fiction. Taking on one of the most popular video games in the world, the Freshmen dressed up as angry birds and bad piggies from the Angry Birds series. The Sophomores, sporting their toughest leather jackets and most tubular Hawaiian shirts, dressed as bikers and surfers. Waving their wands and casting complicated spells, the Juniors dressed up as wizards and Death Eaters from Harry Potter. Their long robes and Hogwarts house ties were enough to make it seem like they just walked off set. However, my personal favorite was the Seniors’ country vs. country club theme. Dominating one side of the deck, half of the grade wore their best tennis skirts and polo shirts with golf clubs in hand. The other half had long brown boots, bright cowboy hats, and flannel shirts. They square-danced on the deck as country music played over the speakers.

Pictured above are Seniors Julia Marquis and Eric Jacobson

Although, nothing could compare to Wednesday: Generation Day. Each grade dressed up as a separate age group. The Freshmen dressed up as babies, wearing onesies and holding stuffed animals. I was almost tempted to bring them to the Experiential School and do arts and crafts with them! The Sophomores dressed as kids, specifically middle schoolers. Donning their old Shorecrest uniforms, they gave the Upper School a blast from the past. The Juniors dressed as your favorite soccer moms and Hawaiian-shirt wearing dads. On the deck, the Seniors played bingo as senior citizens. Many put baby powder in their hair or wore gray wigs to achieve their best silver fox look. Popular items of clothing included robes, sweater vests, and vintage glasses. However, their props proved to be the most impressive. They shuffled along with canes across the deck, some even bringing walkers they borrowed from their families. Connor C. rolled on campus with his electric scooter, and Shannon R. embraced her inner Stevie Nicks and brought an acoustic guitar.

Pictured above is Senior Brenna Dukes dressing up for Generation Day

Despite strict COVID regulations, the upper school was able to successfully have Class Color Competition Day. Starting out the day, each grade played Slip and Slide Football on the field. Despite being spaced out on the field, we managed to cheer our teams on with brightly colored signs and flags. The Juniors ended up winning the game with the Sophomores placing second. It was clear by their soaked shirts and soapy faces that they tried their best to win the game. In Powderpuff Football, the Freshmen surprisingly placed first with the Seniors placing second, winning their first ever football match. Our brightest scholars competed in Brain Bowl, answering questions relating to College Mascots, famous singers, and video games. The Seniors ended up placing first with the Juniors placing second. Following the theme of the Oscars, each grade decorated a banner representing their class. The Sophomores stole the show with their uniquely crafted banner. 

On Friday, instead of having a pep rally, students gathered on the bleachers to watch the Homecoming crowning ceremony. Students voted Julia C, Samia H, Georgia O, Nadya D, and Ella H. as nominees for Homecoming Queen. For Mr. Spirit, Leddon Z, Roderick C, Tyler D, Anthony V, and Kyle C. were nominated. Last year’s Mr. Spirit and Homecoming Queen made an appearance to crown Samia H. and Roderick C. as this year’s winners. 

2021 Mr.Spirit and Homecoming Queen

I would like to thank the Student Council and the Shorecrest Faculty for arranging this year’s Homecoming. While it has been difficult to deal with current circumstances, they still managed to make the class of 2021’s last Homecoming one of their best.

Overall scores:

Slip and Slide Kickball:

Game 1: Sophomores vs. Seniors

Game 2: Juniors vs. Freshmen

  • 4th place: Freshmen: 1 point
  • 3rd place: Seniors: 3 points
  • 2nd place: Sophomores: 5 points
  • 1st place: Juniors: 7 points

Fan Support: For all kickball games overall.

Winning class/ Tie: Seniors: 2 points, Sophomores: 2 points


Game 1: Freshmen vs. Sophomores

Game 2: Juniors vs. Seniors

Consolation Game: Sophomores vs. Juniors

Finals: Freshmen vs. Seniors

  • 4th place:1 point: Juniors
  • 3rd place: 3 points:  Sophomores
  • 2nd place: 5 points: Seniors
  • 1st place: 7 points: Freshmen



  • 4th place: Freshmen:1 point 
  • 3rd place: Juniors: 2 points
  • 1st place/Tie: Sophomores: 3.5 points 
  • 1st place/Tie: Seniors: 3.5points 


  • 4th place: Freshmen: 1 point
  • 3rd place: Sophomores: 3 points 
  • 2nd place: Juniors: 5 points   
  • 1st place: Seniors: 7 points


Game 1: Freshmen vs. Seniors 

Game 2: Juniors vs. Sophomores

Finals: Sophomores vs. Seniors to 21: To be played at a later time

  • 4th place: Freshmen: 1 point
  • 3rd place: Juniors: 3 point  
  • 2nd place: Sophomores 5 points 
  • 1st  place: Seniors 7 points 

Dress Up Days

Movie Star Monday: Best Dressed  –  2 points each

  • Girl: Junior Mila Salamone: 2 points
  • Girl: 3 way tie: Senior Brenna Dukes: 1 point, Junior Sabrina Aboud: 1 point, Senior Shannon Ross: 1 point
  • Boy: Junior Cian McCarthy: 2 points
  • Boy: 3 way tie: Senior Rod Casteel: 1 point,  Junior JC Barrett: 1 point, Sophomore Jeremy Barton: 1 point
  • Group Winner: Seniors: 2 points

to see photos click here https://www.flickr.com/photos/shorecrest/albums/72157716932159707

Rivalry Tuesday: Best Dressed – 2 points each

  • Girl: Senior Julia Marquis: 2 points
  • Girl: Junior Stella Pagano: 2 points
  • Boy: Freshman Ethan Bekurs: 2 points
  • Boy: Junior Harry Summer: 2 points
  • Group Winner: Seniors/ Country vs. Country Club: 2 points

to see photos click here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shorecrest/albums/72157716928497171

Generation Day: Best Dressed – 2 points each

  • Girl: Senior Brenna Dukes: 2 points
  • Girl: Senior Julia Marquis: 2 points
  • Boy: Cian McCarthy: 2 points
  • Boy: Rod Casteel: 2 points
  • Group Winner: Seniors: 2 points

to see photos click here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shorecrest/albums/72157716939595296


  • Girl: Junior: Grace Salter: 2 points
  • Girl: Senior: Julia Marquis: 2 points
  • Boy: Senior: Eric Jacobson: 2 points
  • Boy: Sophomore: Dexter Schneider: 2 points

Other Categories:


  • 4th place: Seniors: 1 point 
  • 3rd place: Freshmen: 3 points
  • 2nd place: Juniors: 5 points
  • 1st place: Sophomores: 7 points 


  • 4th place: with 461 items, Freshmen: 1 point
  • 3rd place: with 2,833 items, Juniors: 3 points 
  • 2nd place: with 4,646 items, Sophomores: 5 points
  • 1st place: with 6,710 items, Seniors: 7 points


  • 4th  place: Freshmen: 1 point 
  • 3rd  place: Juniors: 3 points
  • 2nd place: Sophomores: 5 points 
  • 1st  place: Seniors: 7 points 


4th place: with _19_ points, The Freshmen

3rd Place: with 41.5 points, The Sophomores

2nd Place: with _45.5_ points, The Juniors

1st Place: with _63.5  points, The Seniors

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