Tonganoxie High School in swing of Homecoming
Homecoming activities at Tonganoxie High School are under way this week and will culminate in Friday football game against Parsons.
The homecoming king and queen will be crowned at 6:30 p.m., followed by the game at 7 p.m.
Cathy Cox, who sponsors student council with fellow teacher Kenny Hardy, said the student body chose seven semifinalists for king and seven semifinalists for queen. Today, the students are voting to narrow that field to three finalists each. The finalists will be announced at Thursday soccer game. And on Friday, students will vote for the king and queen.
In previous years, members of sports teams chose the semifinalists.
he council voted this year to have the student body do it at-large,Cox said.
That was in an effort to ensure a wide range of students participated, she said.
Homecoming royalty is only part of the activities at THS this week.
A homecoming parade is slated to begin at 2 p.m. The parade will head south down Main Street, turn west on Fourth Street, stopping at Bury Street for a pep rally.
And students have been in costume this week. On Monday, it was pajamas; on Tuesday, it was Hawaiian attire; today, seniors are in 1980s garb, while juniors are in 1970s wear and sophomores in 1960s dress. Thursday is uper hero day,and on Friday, students are encouraged to wear red and white to support the Chieftains.