Ella Webster, Reporter

One of the most exciting, fun-filled weeks of the year at Broughton is coming up, from September 29 to Ocotober 3. Homecoming features Broughton’s spirit week, which generates hype for the big homecoming game Friday, Oct. 3,  against Leesville.

The entire week of homecoming, each class participates in a competition to determine which one has the most school spirit. The winner is decided by participation in spirit days, amount of donations to the food drive, skits, and floats.

Each year, the floats created by each class are worked on during several weekends the weeks before homecoming.

“I had so much fun at float building. I can’t wait to see what our float turns out to look like,” junior Sara Purut said.

“Float building is a great way to get involved with your school and show school spirit. I love helping to make decorations for the float and work on planning the skit. I really hope ours is funny,” sophomore Lawson Strickland said.

This year, the school wide theme of homecoming is based off the TV series, Survivor. Each grade’s theme is a different biome: freshmen are the desert, sophomores are the mountains, juniors are tropical, and seniors are the jungle. The spirit days, which all Broughton students are encouraged to dress up for, are Patriotic Monday, Tourist Tuesday, Wacky Tacky Wednesday, Team Thursday, and Purple and Gold Friday.

The week of homecoming, Broughton is also holding a canned food drive. Students can bring in canned food or money to be donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The donations will also be part of determining the winner of the grade competition.