GRAETTINGER The plans for Homecoming 2011 have been finalized at Graettinger/Terril High School, as the annual celebration will commence next week, Oct. 3-7. Homecoming 2011 will cap off on Friday evening, Oct. 7 with the Homecoming Football Game between the Knights and the Harris-Lake Park Wolves.
Following voting by the high school students, the royal court for Homecoming was selected along with attendants and crown bearers for the Coronation, which is set for Tuesday, Oct. 4. Chosen as candidates for Homecoming Queen at Graettinger/Terril are Mariah Girres, daughter of Doug and Staci Girres; Hailley Nelson, daughter of Chad and Kathy Mann; Ashley Rehm, daughter of Bob and Jo Rehm; Maddy Schany, daughter of Jenny Schany and Monty Schany and Morgan Matthews, daughter of Tommie and Dawn Matthews.
Candidates for Homecoming King are Colin Leiting, son of Jen Leiting and Chad Naig and Brian Leiting; Quinn Parker, son of Amy Kajewski and Dale Parker; Mitch Girres, son of Doug and Staci Girres; Josh Harris, son of Denny and Lisa Harris and Trent Lundgren, son of Terry and Kelly Lundgren.
Crown Bearers will be Isabel Doyle, the daughter of Sheila Doyle and Roger Doyle, along with Benjamin Borchers, the son of Craig and Sheila Borchers.
Serving as attendants to the Homecoming court will be Freshmen Ashton Tonderum and Marcus Girres, while Sophomore attendants will be Brooke Hoffman and Garrett Parker. Junior class attendants will be Cassy Hampson and Logan Flaharty. The master and mistress of ceremonies are Alissa Simington and Tyler Dalen.
Homecoming week begins on Monday, Oct. 3 with the theme, "Resting Up For A Victory" or PJ Day. Students will cast their votes for the Homecoming Queen and King during lunch. Door Decorating will also take place, along with C-team and JV Volleyball in Graettinger that evening.
Tuesday will be "Grooving Into Victory Day" or fallback to the '70's. Coronation ceremonies are that evening in the high school gym. The G/T VIP supper will be served from 5 to 6:30 in the lunchroom, followed by the Pep Rally in the gym at 7 p.m., with talks from Volleyball Coach Tiffany Johnston, Football Coach Karlton Hector and Guest Speaker Pete Hansen, a former teacher and coach at Graettinger and well-known area athletic official. The coronation begins at 7:30 p.m. with the processional and crowning of the new Homecoming royalty for 2011.
Wednesday is "Calculating Up A Victory Day" or a day for the 'Geek Squad'. Early dismissal for games and activities including a pie-eating contest at 2:05.
Thursday has the theme "Sorry Wolves, This Is Your Final Episode," or a day to dress up as students' favorite cartoon or TV characters. Early dismissal for the dodge-ball tournament and Volleyball tournament, starting at 2:05 p.m.
Homecoming activities come to their peak on Friday, which is School Spirit Day. All Knight fans are urged to wear their Orange, Black and Silver. At 12 noon, the school-wide 1K-event kick off for the Healthy Kids Act will take place, with the entire community being invited.
Between the 1K and the parade is a pep rally in the high school gym. The Homecoming Parade starts at 2 p.m. at the High School and proceeding downtown, for a community pep rally in the business district from 2:45 to 3 p.m.
The Homecoming Game kicks off at 7 p.m. Friday with the Wolves of Harris-Lake Park coming to Evergreen Park. Formal dedication of Rod Hough Field is at halftime.