BROOKS MANDEVILLE, quarterback: Friday is the homecoming game and dance. It is a very big deal.
NATALIE WAGNER, marching band clarinet: Our band's halftime show performances are legendary, even if our football team isn't.
CINTHIA ALVAREZ, Academic Battle team member: Our Academic Battle team has won five years in a row. This Friday, it'll be six.
TANNER ERICKSEN, sophomore class candidate for vice president: Holly has to win the election for class president this Friday
HOLLY CARPENTER, cheerleader, Academic Battle team member, class president candidate: Friday? Everything is on Friday? How can I be in three places at once?
COLIN VON KOHORN, editor-in-chief of the Prepster: This kind of scheduling incompetence could only have come straight from the top.
ANGELICA HUTCHERSON, reporter-at-large: I talked to everyone and my article is going to crack this story wide open...
This is what happens on the wildest day in the history of high school.
About the Author
Stephanie Kate Strohm is the author of Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink and Confederates Don't Wear Couture, both published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the forthcoming The Taming of the Drew, to be published by Sky Pony Press in spring 2016. She's a high school special education teacher and working actress in Chicago who is a tireless promoter of her books.