By: Nicolette Brogoto, Layout Designer

Homecoming Week 2016 began on September 19th and continued through the 23rd. St. Pius students decorated the halls and the field with a touch of Disney magic, to celebrate the 60th year of the school.

Preparing for the Homecoming Dance is Homecoming Week, which is a long standing Pius tradition of themes, dress up days, hallway decorations, powder puff, pep assemblies, games and the dance. Dress up days included: Monday Monster’s University (college apparel), Tuesday Lilo & Stitch (Aloha day), Wednesday Disney characters and Friday blue and gold.

“My favorite day was the Disney day, because it was fun seeing everyone all dressed as different characters,” said Senior Josie Guadagnano.

Guadagnano dressed up as an Incredible cast member  along with classmates: Seniors Grace Vaughn and Joe Pluenneke.


Mr. Roger Stucki and Mr. Steve Jochems showed off their “Ohana Day” attire in the school hallways before class. Each day of the week had a different theme that students could dress up to in order to get into the spirit of Homecoming. Photo by: Kristin Jacobsen

Leading up to the big game on Friday was a playoff between classes at Powder Puff. It has been a tradition throughout the years and has been more exciting each time.  

“It’s good ol’ fashioned competition,” said Senior Lydia Essig.

Essig was a leading scorer on her Senior team which, by the end of the day, came out the winner. The final game against the Juniors is still under controversy.

“I got a penalty for tackling Kate Perish twice,” said Essig.


At the assembly at the end of the week, Bobby McCoy and Abby Hipp were crowned Homecoming King and Queen. Homecoming court was voted on by fellow classmates, while these King and Queen positions were voted on by the whole school. Photo by: Kristin Jacobsen.

The St. Pius X football team played against Warrensburg on Friday night, winning 28-16.

“My overall favorite part of Homecoming was the football game, seeing everyone decked out in blue and gold and seeing our boys destroy Warrensburg,” said Guadagnano.

There was one change in tradition this year and that was a play-by-play broadcast by the Pius student news team the X Factor.

“There’s never been a play-by-play. It didn’t go exactly as planned, since we couldn’t go live, but we uploaded it to our YouTube channel the next day,” said Senior lead sports producer Frankie Licausi.

The Homecoming Dance ended the week on Saturday in the SPX gym.

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