By: Noah Baxter, Kyra Burrup, Genevieve Farnsworth, and Kirra Morrow
Epic’s first Homecoming is weeks away as students schoolwide come together to celebrate the school. Student Council is organizing the first homecoming week in collaboration with the esports state championship, Dec. 11-15.
“We’re kind of inventing this and doing this our own way,” Dr. Amanda Lashley, student council advisor for metro area high school students said. “We’re a virtual, blended model school. Everything we do looks a little bit different.”
For Epic’s Homecoming, there will be daily dress up days for students. Even virtual students can submit pictures on social media to participate. There will also be in-person, evening events in Edmond, Lawton and Tulsa for students 5th grade and up. Students will be able to play games, sing karaoke, make crafts and have fun with other Epic students.
“[Student Council’s] whole mission is to find a way to make Epic a place where students feel connected to each other,” Lashley said.
The focus of the week will be the esports state championship and cheering on the Epic team as they compete December 11 and 12. There will be a school wide Super Smash Bros. tournament in which all students can participate.
“We have a saying school can be different,” Lashley said. “Homecoming can be different, too.”