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“Hero’s Welcome” For G-T Homecoming

By Staff | Oct 9, 2008

GRAETTINGER – “Heroes” is the theme of this year’s Homecoming Week at Graettinger-Terril High School, and students and staff are putting forth a “heroic” effort to make next week a special one for the Knights and their fans.

Homecoming Week–with five fun, spirit-filled days–kicks-off on Monday, Oct. 13, with “Super Heroes & Villains Day.” On Tuesday, Oct. 14, it will be “Everyday Heroes Day,” and on Wednesday, Oct. 15, “Heroes In History Day” will be celebrated.

“Sports/Entertainment Heroes Day” is Thursday, Oct. 16. That evening, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., a Sloppy Joe Dinner will be served at the Graettinger School lunchroom. A free will donation will be taken. The Post Prom Silent Auction gets underway at 6 p.m., followed by Coronation at 7 p.m. in the Graettinger School gymnasium. Megan McGrauth, daughter of Chris and Terry McGrauth, and Garrett Henricksen, son of Sharon Henricksen and Gary Henricksen, will serve as emcees for the evening.

Queen candidates include: Leah Flaharty, daughter of Linda and Larry Flaharty; Malorie Girres, daughter of Staci and Doug Girres; Bailey Jackson, daughter of Julie Jackson and Rick Jackson; Kasaundra Krieger, daughter of Tammy and James Anderson and Kurt and Georgia Krieger, and Theresa Petersen, daughter of Kelly and Jim Petersen.

King candidates are: Kyle Brown, son of Lori and Tom Brown; Matt Harris, son of Lisa and Denny Harris; Jake Hoffman, son of Barb and Dean Hoffman; Kass Schany, son of Jenny Schany and Monty Schany; and James Tatman, son of Margaret Tatman and the late Jay Tatman.

Junior attendants are Amanda Oleson, daughter of Mark and Tracy Oleson and Al and Jodi Peta, and Morton Utoft, foreign exchange students who is staying with Christy Flaherty. Sophomore attendants include Kady Mortenson, daughter of Kellie and Brad Mortenson, and Nate Howard, son of Karen and Rick Howard. Freshmen attendants include Ashley Rehm, daughter of JoAnna and Bob Rehm, and Josh Harris, son of Lisa and Denny Harris.

Crown bearers are Madison Petersen, daughter of Bryon and Julie Petersen, and Spencer Roth, son of Tim and Michelle Roth.

On Friday, Oct. 17, everyone will celebrate “Our Hometown Heroes Day” at Graettinger-Terril. The Homecoming Parade starts at 2 p.m. on Robins St. in Graettinger followed by the Community Pep Rally at 2:45 p.m. at the football field. At 7 p.m., the Graettinger-Terril Knights will take on the Ruthven-Ayrshire Raiders in the Homecoming Football Game. The high school students will wrap-up the week with a Homecoming Dance in the Graettinger lunch room from 9:30 p.m. to 12 midnight.