Pace High hosts 'All-Star' theme Homecoming Week festivities

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 0 Comments

Pace High hosts 'All-Star' theme Homecoming Week festivities

 

The Spartans at Monsignor Edward Pace High School (Pace) recently celebrated their traditional homecoming week. The week-long celebration began on Friday, October 5 and ran through the following week, culminating in the annual homecoming football game and dance. Pace students, faculty and staff came together to enjoy some of the most anticipated events of the year while showing off their Spartan pride.

The theme for the 2018 homecoming was “Pace All-Stars” and each grade level selected a sport to portray throughout the week. Students participated daily by dressing down according to the theme, helping to earn points for their class.

On Monday morning, the friendly competition began with the class banner contest, where students had an opportunity to show their artistic side. Banners were hung in the school plaza for the remainder of the week. 

Students went out to the football field in droves on Tuesday afternoon to watch or participate in Pace’s legendary Power Puff game. This game has been a part of Pace’s history for many years, and everyone enjoyed the reversal of traditional roles as the girls played flag football, while the boys cheered on the sidelines. 

The students participated in the Spartan Brain Bowl midweek, where they teamed up with fellow classmates to answer amusing trivia questions and the junior class of 2020 was named this year’s Brain Bowl champions.

By far the most anticipated event of the week was Thursday night’s pep rally. The gymnasium was bursting with excitement as each grade performed their cheer and dance routine in front of an excited audience of family, friends and alumni. Everyone received a special surprise as principal Ana Garcia revealed a custom homecoming football uniform to be worn by the team on the following night. 

On Friday, the Spartans joined in on a volleyball match among the grades before heading out to the plaza for a fun carnival with games, food and activities for the entire school. That night, the Spartans played against the Red Raiders of Miami Edison Senior High School. During half-time the students, Hall of Fame inductees and special guest, Saint Thomas University president, David Armstrong took to the track surrounding the field for a parade. 

The parade concluded with a beautiful fireworks display for all to enjoy. After an upsetting first half, the Spartans managed to turn things around to claim an 18-12 victory in the final minutes of the game. The week concluded on Saturday with the Homecoming Dance held at the Kovens Center at FIU Biscayne Campus. 

After countless hours of hard work and dedication, Homecoming Week for the Pace Spartans proved to be a successful and memorable event.

 

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