McLouth High School students celebrate homecoming in style
This year's homecoming week shouldn't be too much of a drag at McLouth High School.
The festivities started Monday and continue today with the return of the Miss McLouth Pageant. A boy from each class volunteers for the event -- which requires they dress in women's clothing. The pageant includes evening wear and talent competitions. The best looking "gal" wins $50.
The pageant is one of many homecoming events this week at McLouth.
At the high school, Monday was supposed to be Fiesta Day, but school was cancelled because of flooding concerns on county roads.
Classes resumed Tuesday as homecoming week started one day later. Tuesday was 80s/Disco Day and today is Celebrity Day. Thursday is themed Career Day, and Friday will be the traditional Purple and Gold Day.
On Thursday, the school will have a scavenger hunt and then a powder-puff football game at the Bulldog Sports Complex. A bonfire will be held near the complex after the powder-puff game.
Friday, the homecoming parade will make its way along Union Street in downtown McLouth and then head toward the sports complex for a pep rally.
Kickoff for the football game will be at 7 p.m. against Troy, with the king and queen crowning at halftime. Queen candidates for this year's homecoming are Catherine Gunther, Holly Kitterman and Devyn Roberts. King candidates are Jason McGhee, Jimmy Steffey and Kevin Stewart.
The theme for this year's homecoming is "Tear Up the Trojans."