Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Hull High School still had a homecoming – of sorts.
Although the traditional homecoming dance and football game were not possible this year, students still voted on a homecoming king and queen.
Members of the Homecoming Court recorded videos about themselves that students viewed before they voted. The subjects of the videos included their work experience, future plans, and what cartoon character they would be.
Homecoming king Jimmy Polito said he considers homecoming to be “a time to reflect … a time to appreciate what we have.”
Siobhan Burke, homecoming queen, said, “I think it’s a great tradition.” For underclassmen, “it’s kind of an inspiration.”
Polito and Burke believe they were elected king and queen because of the humor expressed in their respective videos.
“I think people thought it was funny,” said Burke, who noted that the song representing her life was “Clumsy.” “I think I was just being general and real.”
“I like to have fun, have a good time, joke around, and I think that showed in my video,” said Polito.
Both Polito and Burke hope that, while traditional homecoming celebrations may not be possible now, they could be, come spring.
“I’d hope that in the spring, if we have a football season, we’d get honored,” said Burke.
Polito hopes for the same, saying that “for me, the football game was the biggest loss.”
Victoria Dolan is school correspondent for The Hull Times.