Holiday Disasters In The Hallways At SEHS


Annabelle Anchondo

Some seniors posing in their decorated hallway. (front: Timber Burleson, Kimberly Cruz, Sayler Beerwinkle, Timothy Tanaro; back: Aubrey Deleon, Josh Samaron, Sam Alderson).

Annabelle Anchondo, Writer

This year’s homecoming event brought an even greater meaning and bittersweet feelings for many throughout the high school. 

Every year for homecoming, each grade in the high school decorates a designated section of the hallway with the given theme for homecoming. This year the homecoming theme was holiday disaster. On Monday , students stayed after school to help their grade decorate and hopefully win the hall decorating competition. One junior who stayed to help his classmates was Alex Alvarez.  

“I feel like my grade did awesome this year. This year I saw a lot more contributions and effort into decorating,” Alvarez said. “I think our hallway decorations show the underclassmen how meaningful homecoming is and the true idea of school spirit. Which makes me proud.”

Even though decorating a hallway may sound like something simple, it carries a much deeper meaning. It is a time where each class can get together and truly share a memorable experience with one another. 

A portion of the hallway decorated by 8th grade students. (Annabelle Anchondo)

“I had a lot of fun. Seeing my classmates come up with ideas on the spot and all of us working together was a special experience that I hope every grade had,” Alvarez said. 

It was definitely a special moment for the graduates of 2022. Bittersweet feelings filled the hallway Monday night as many realized it would be the last time seniors would get to participate in homecoming hall decorating. Teacher, coach, and mom Sarah Weldon has helped the senior class decorate their hall every year. 

“This year was definitely bittersweet. I have known all of them for most of their lives, and it’s going to be really hard to see them go,” Weldon said. “They are a special group of kids, and I’m thankful to be a part of their lives.”  

Sarah was especially excited to share this experience with her daughter, senior Sayler Beerwinkle, one last time. 

“Sayler is my right hand woman. I was super excited to be decorating the halls with her for the last time. I’m holding on to every little thing we get to do together,” Weldon said. “I’m going to miss her so much next year, but I know God has big plans for her. I can’t wait to see where she goes next!” 

Sophomore class president Taytum Goodman posing with the section of the hallway decorated by the sophomore class. (Annabelle Anchondo)

Every grade this year did a phenomenal job decorating their hall. One class that took their hallway to a new level was the sophomore class. Their hallway was a true definition of a holiday disaster.

“I think if it is judged by the the holiday disaster, then we will win,” Sophomore Taytum Goodman said. “They all looked good, but they weren’t disasters!”

The seniors truly brought their game as well and showed off their school spirit one final time. In their hallway, they included every holiday that was a part of this week’s spirit days. 

“The seniors put up a lot and did a great job,” Alvarez said. “They have years of experience and filled the expectations of being a senior. If I’d bet on anyone winning, it’d be the seniors.” 

The winner will be officially announced at Friday’s homecoming pep rally. Beerwinkle is hopeful that the senior class won this year. 

“I sure hope we win. It would be nice to be rewarded with a pizza party,” Beerwinkle said.