Homecoming festivities under way
Tonganoxie High School students might resemble a member of Flock of Seagulls, Punky Brewster or even Steve Urkel from “Family Matters” this week.
It’s all part of Homecoming Week activities.
THS teacher Jessica Johnston said Homecoming Week kicked off Tuesday with Hat Day. Today is 80s Day, while Thursday is Nerd Day. Friday has been pegged as the traditional Red and White Day, in which students are to dress up in school colors.
On Friday, a parade will take place in downtown Tonganoxie. Johnston said the parade of class floats, teams, homecoming candidates, the marching band, cheerleaders and dance team will leave the high school around 1:45 p.m., and the parade will get started around 2 p.m.
Homecoming coronation will begin about 6:30 p.m. Friday and the THS football game follows at 7 p.m. at Beatty Field. Tonganoxie will play Osawatomie.
King candidates are Austen Holloway, DJ Lindsay, Jeremie Maus, Ben Myers, Connor Olson, Preston Putthoff and Keaton Schaffer.
Queen candidates are Abby Eisman, Lindsey Fatherley, Haley Field, Lauren Hall, Andie Jeannin, McKensie Knight and Shelby Maxon.
A dance will take place from 8-10:30 p.m. Saturday at the commons area on the Tonganoxie High School west campus. The theme for the dance is “I’ve Got a Feeling.”
Johnston said a bonfire would not be held as part of homecoming, but could take place later in the season, when the weather becomes cooler.