Thursday, September 29
Football Game vs East Central Cardinals
Our football homecoming is traditionally celebrated in September or October. Preparations for homecoming start weeks in advance though. A homecoming theme is selected by the student council, and classes get to work on their parade floats. Nominations for homecoming queen, junior and sophomore attendants and escorts are made during English class a few weeks before the game. Votes are cast for the queen as well as her attendants and escorts the week before the game.
On the morning of the game, the homecoming theme is evident during the parade on 41st Street in front of the school. The freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes display their floats to an enthusiastic crowd of students lining the parade path. Riding in open vehicles, homecoming court and queen nominees are always part of the parade. Judging of the floats is unbiased, but an unnamed source was overheard to say that the senior float always seems to do well.
During the last school period, students assemble in the field house for a pep rally. Cheering for the Eagles is the main point of the rally, but class pride has a chance to shine too. The homecoming queen attendant nominees for each class are announced by the principal during the pep assembly.
Next in importance to the game is the eagerly anticipated half-time ceremony. The queen nominees and her attendant nominees are escorted onto the field by their fathers. The queen and two attendants from the senior, junior and sophomore classes are announced, and the royal escorts join them on the field where they begin their reign over all things green and white.