Feb 20, 2024 - News

Lewisville High School sets world record for largest homecoming mum

A gigantic homecoming mum

A mum fit for a 50-foot giant. Photos: Courtesy of LISD Communications

Fashion design students at Lewisville High School now hold a world record for creating the largest homecoming mum.

Driving the news: The school unveiled the roughly 37.5-foot mum at its homecoming game in October.

The intrigue: The class project cost $800 and took nine weeks to complete.

  • Students used silk flowers, Christmas decor, table runners and ribbon for the oversized homecoming adornment. Members of the community donated most of the supplies.

What they're saying: "We wanted to go beyond traditional expressions of school pride and set a record that would not only make our school stand out, but also unify the student body in a unique way," Abby Winston, the Lewisville teacher who led the project, told Guinness.

An enormous homecoming mum
This mum absolutely doesn't quit.

Between the lines: Mums have started to rival football as a homecoming tradition.

The very, very big picture: Record-breaking homecoming mums keep getting larger. Arlington ISD's special education department earned a world record in 2021 with a 22-foot mum for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Meanwhile: A North Carolina elementary school turned nearly 2,800 unopened cereal boxes into dominoes as part of a food drive.

  • Volunteers set up the boxes for five hours. The domino effect lasted around three minutes.
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