Stars to shine this week at McLouth High School homecoming
Movies provide this year’s theme leading up to Friday
McLouth High School is going Hollywood for this year’s homecoming festivities.
This year’s theme is Stars of McLouth.
Spirit dress-up days have a movie them, as students dressed up as superhero movie characters for Marvel Monday and horror movie characters on Terror Tuesday. Today is Wacky Wednesday, with students dressing up as animated movie characters.
Next is Throwback Thursday, which has a classic movie character theme.
Friday is Bulldog Pride Friday. Students will wear class T-shirts or purple or gold that day.
The school had a bonfire Monday night at Stan Braksick Sports Complex. At 6:30 p.m. today, there will be Buff ‘n Tuff volleyball at the Gold Gymnasium and then the Powder Puff football game and schoolwide scavenger hunt.
On Friday, the parade will begin at 2 p.m. and run along Union Street. The MHS Marching Band, class floats and homecoming candidates will be featured. The parade will end with a pep rally at Stan Braksick Sports Complex.
Before Friday’s game against Washington County, the annual cross-country homecoming run will take place. MHS cross country runners will combine to log 140 miles — the distance between McLouth and Washington, home of WCHS, roughly an hour northwest of Manhattan. Runners will hand off the game ball as they combine to run the cumulative 140 miles. The game ball is expected to arrive at the stadium at 6:50 p.m.
Crowning of homecoming royalty will take place at halftime of the football game.
King candidates are Jack Arnett, Tristan Funk and Sergio Hernandez; queen candidates are Kiana Hernandez, Anna Moore and Dominique Tullis.
The MHS-WCHS game will start at 7 p.m.
Homecoming officials hope to recognize some stars of McLouth, possibly during the first and second quarters.
The homecoming dance will conclude this year’s festivities. The high school dance will follow the game at the school and will go until 12:30 a.m. Saturday.