How I love Homecoming, let me count the ways
I've got school spirit, yes I do. I've got school spirit, how 'bout you?!?!
Ha ha ha. I'm regressing back to my cheerleader days. Ahhh.... those were the days. Watching games, performing, getting the crowd involved, being a school ambassador- so much fun. Gosh, seems just like yesterday I was headed to Dallas for Cheerleading/Mascot camp with my old team, my old coach Bri and in the old vans we used from Athletics. Interesting fact- we found a tape in the deck that a coach left in the van and we wondered who in the world would have bought that tape, let alone to just leave the tape in the Athletics van. But I'm getting off subject.
Why do I love Homecoming so much? Because I honestly have a ton of school spirit. I love Metro, I love the people that work here, I love what Metro stands for and I love the direction that Dr. J is trying to steer the College into.
But I extremely love Homecoming. Any chance to show off my spirit and affection for Metro is great for me.
I've actually created a small list of things (past, present and future) that have occurred (will occur), in regards to my school spirit:
* When I was a freshman at Metro and the Men's Basketball won the National Championship Title in 2001-2002 season, everyone decided to greet the team at Centennial Airport. So I get back early, after a long night of celebrating the win with my team and get my character so that we could take photos. About 50 or so people showed up, the team got off the plane and we all went nuts. After it calmed down and little and the crowd dispersed, I made my way back to my car: a 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit, Wolfsburg Edition. I had made signs for the backseat (if you could call it that) windows, stating the Metro had won the Title, when lo and behold, Coach Mike Dunlap walks over to his car, which happened to be parked next to me and gave me a smile as he read the signs.
* Once, the cheer squad decided to buy warm-ups. I have really long legs and I refused to buy the girl style of pants and instead opted for the guy style. Well, the girls on my team also decided to put 'MSCD' on the behinds of their pants; since I'm a girl, I had to have the 'MSCD' on my butt too. I go back to Omaha, NE to visit family for Thanksgiving and my cousin is teasing me for having the name of my school on my butt. He said that if I really liked my school, I would have the name over my heart; I then replied that I had the logo over my heart (since Metro is always in my heart-Ahhh....) but that I had so much school spirit, it had to come out somewhere!
* Two of my best friends are pregnant right now and their baby showers are coming up. What is the world's greatest aunt going to do for her future nieces or nephews? Buy them Metro gear. Since I've started at Metro, I've bought MSCD baby clothes (uhhh... from the dreaded Bookstore) for every baby shower I've attended. This would include my baby sister Elizabeth, my cousin Michael (who outgrew his onesie so quickly, he only wore it once!) and my mom's co-worker, who just gave birth a couple of months ago. Got to think ahead, that's what I say.
What about you? What sort of legacy will you leave at Metro? Would you like a way to make your print here at Metro? Check out the Homecoming website link: http://www.mscd.edu/~alumni/homecoming/
It's a start.