Antioch and Lakes Enjoy Homecoming Traditions


Homecoming: CHSD117

During the week of September 12th, Lakes Community High School held their Homecoming festivities with the theme of Candyland that surely was a sweet time for all. The fun actually started the Friday prior with an outdoor pep assembly that had great weather as the Eagles showed off their terrific spirit throughout the event. 

On Monday, Lakes held their own drive-in movie with the movie being projected onto the building as students sat on the lawn or in their cars to enjoy the evening event. Wednesday was a busy day with our parade that ended at the stadium for our Senior Night celebrating our fall athletics and marching band program. The flag football game took place immediately after where our Freshmen and Juniors were victorious over the Sophomores and Seniors. The BonFire completed Wednesday’s events with help from our Lake Villa Fire Department. On Thursday, our club sponsors held an Activities Fair for our students to gain interest in the variety of clubs and activities and on Friday, our football team was victorious playing their big game against the Round Lake Panthers. 

The Homecoming Dance was a huge celebration on the front lawn with a festival atmosphere as it was held outside with tents, food trucks, and great music that was danced to by the 1000 students who were in attendance. The students had a wonderful evening and a great week of festivities that surely left many memories for the students and staff. 

Antioch Community High School kicked off Homecoming on September 19th with a spirit week of dress up days, decorations and signs hung throughout the school as they celebrated Candyland 2022. The stands were packed on Wednesday, September 21 as the sophomore powderpuff team was victorious over the freshman. The senior powderpuff team showed their experience that they received their championship medals after their win over the juniors. The community of Antioch came together on Thursday, September 22nd as the Grand Marshall, Steve “Candyman” Young led the sports teams, bands, clubs, community members and organizations in the parade through downtown. Everyone reunited in the Stadium for a Pep Rally to showcase the fall sports teams. With help from the Antioch Fire Department, the Homecoming Royalty made their way to the South end of the Stadium to light the Bonfire as the Fireworks lit up the sky. The stands were packed as they watched the Football team become victorious over Grayslake North 45 – 6. Over 1,000 students enjoyed the culminating event of the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, September 24 with dancing and food in a great atmosphere.