A Night in the Spotlight: ACP’s 2019 Homecoming Dance


After a week of fun activities and events, the finale of Homecoming week finally arrived. The Homecoming Tailgate or Carnival held on Thursday was a load of fun with different carnival games and rides, and the Knights dominated over Chino Valley on Friday night, marking the first victorious Homecoming football game in ACP history! Saturday night brought all of the festivities to a conclusion as ACP’s StuGo ended the week with a huge bang.

The Homecoming dance, held from 7:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. in the school’s gym, was a night to remember. The walkway to the gym doors was decorated with twinkling fairy lights that hung over everyone’s heads. Students chattered excitedly in groups before heading inside. Mrs. Michaelson (StuG0 coordinator) and Mrs. Giberson checked students’ IDs and tickets and handled entrance fees. A beautiful red carpet stretched from the doors and into the foyer. In the foyer, Mrs. Patterson looked over the snack tables filled with different foods for attendees to nibble on. The carpet extended into the gym where StuGo had hung white and black ceiling drapes that reached the ceiling and met in the middle above the dance floor. On the sides they had set up multiple little circular tables complete with chairs. At the end of the dance floor the DJ was situated with all of his equipment.

On the left side of the gym was a little photo booth. Throughout the entire night people swarmed around the camera, waiting for their picture to be taken. There were multiple different types of props you could use to take your picture against a glittering gold background. The photo booth emailed photos digitally, but also printed out a little rectangular slip with your three photos.

Described by many students as the best “Hoco” they had ever had, A Night in the Spotlight successfully brought all four grades together for one night. Seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshman danced and screamed to a wide variety of songs, from new music to classic hits to old 2000’s music. When ABBA’s class “Dancing Queen” came on, the crowd went absolutely insane! Students started jumping up and down, all the while belting out the lyrics to the 1976 song featured in the film Mamma Mia. Seniors sang the loudest as they made the best of their last high school Homecoming.

The Old Hollywood scene was quite the experience for many of our Knights, new and old. Thank you to everyone involved in making sure that we received a beautiful night to make memories with our friends. We can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store for Prom!