Toga Tradition Lives On

Aubrey Hall, Reporter

As is the case with most of homecoming week, Thursday was packed with various school activities, including class colors/toga day, a pep assembly, and the annual bonfire.

Toga day is a homecoming tradition here at MSHS. While ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders dressed in their class colors last Thursday, senior students could be seen sporting togas of all different styles, colors, and patterns. They ranged in quality, from clothing pins and sheets turned garments, to costume store purchases.

One student that really stood out was 12th grader Cole Crumb (12), who wore a camouflage toga and cowboy boots. He said he had been looking forward to toga day for a while.

“It’s kind of a tradition in my family,” Crumb said. “Everyone has had their own toga. I wanted mine to be something that really brings out who I am.” And it did just that.

The day was rounded off with an assembly, featuring a human chess game (on accordance with the homecoming theme of board games), and various homecoming court activities. Later that night, many students attended the annual bonfire at the upper activity area of the middle school.

Crumb also attended the assembly and bonfire, and says that homecoming in general is much different as a senior. “You’re at the top and it’s your last year, so you really have to go all-out.” Crumb’s personalized take on a traditional toga is a reminder of the individuality that each new group of seniors brings to the table when homecoming rolls around each year.