By Amelia Keller
The NCAA credits the University of Missouri with the first homecoming in 1911, but the University of Illinois claims that it actually started the tradition in 1910. The U of I also claims to have the longest running homecoming tradition, as they only missed one year in 1918 because of the flu epidemic preventing people from getting together in large groups.
Many high schools and colleges across America continue this tradition with their own football games. Alumni will come from far and wide to see their home team. Clear Creek hosted their homecoming football game against the Liberty Lightning this year. The Clippers were victorious 37-7.
The homecoming court started in the 30s. It was originally chosen by both the quality of the float and the merit of the person, but later switched to only being about the person.
CCA's homecoming court consists of six couples. This year's court was Lillian Hennes, Liza Evans, Jordan Neely, Claire Schwarting, Lydia Banwart, Amelia Pereira, Cole Sherman, Quentin Gisleson, Davis Dawson, Kaden McAreavy, Zach Kabbage, and Mitch Evans.
Congratulations to this year's homecoming court and the 2018 Clipper football team! Let's carry this great homecoming week into an incredible year! Go Creek!