Dramatic victory, dance cap Homecoming Week


The Caravan fan section was packed for the Homecoming victory over Loyola Academy on Friday, September 20.

Homecoming was celebrated at Mount Carmel the week of September 16 to 21, and included many events during and after school that the students really enjoy.

During an afternoon activity on Monday, there was class competition in basketball. In the first game, the seniors easily handled a team of freshman, but in the second game, the sophomore team earned a surprising victory over the juniors.  Unfortunately, the sophomore team had to forfeit their victory due to their classmates overly exuberant celebration.  That left the juniors to take on the seniors for the right to compete against the faculty.  This time, the juniors earned their own victory, but in the “championship,” they were unable to withstand the relentless press of the faculty, or to find an answer for the 3-point wizardry of Mr. Anthony Massino.

On Tuesday, the main event was handball. Once again, the games were very intense and the crowd was really into it.  Once again, the Faculty emerged as victors in the final match.

Wednesday’s featured activity was flag football, played in the brand-new Barda-Dowling Stadium, and it was the sophomores who emerged from the elimination rounds.  In the final game – which was limited to one-half due time constraints, the faculty maintained its winning streak, ending the week with a perfect 3-0 record in student/faculty competition.

Thursday was the Taste of MC, which is a fundraiser that supports various the extracurricular activities.  Clubs and teams by sell a variety of food and drinks, and students enjoy extended lunch periods. Among the favorites:  the MC hockey team’s “walking tacos,” the soccer team’s home-made tamales, and the swim team “make your own sundae” bar.

On Friday, the student body gathered in Alumni Gym at the end of the day for the Homecoming pep rally. Everyone got pumped for the game against Loyola, and the enthusiasm paid off with a large and energetic student section at the game.

The Caravan won the game 17-14, with a last second field goal sealing the victory.

On Saturday night players and fans alike celebrated at the Homecoming Dance in the Student Commons.

All in all, it was a great week., thanks to the Student Council, under the leadership of President Ben Styka and Faculty Moderator Brooks Nevrly.