Homecoming Week Activities Start Early At Graettinger/Terril
GRAETTINGER – The observance of Homecoming activities for Graettinger/Terril Community School students starts right away on Monday, Sept. 27, and will conclude with the annual Homecoming football game on Friday night, Oct. 1. Highlighting the first day of Homecoming Week will be the coronation of the Homecoming Royalty to reign over the week’s activities.
The Homecoming court was selected earlier this month by the high school student body. Selected as Queen candidates were Lindsay Flaharty, the daughter of Larry and Linda Flaharty; Kady Mortenson, the daughter of Brad and Kellie Mortenson; Kayla Smith, daughter of Cindy Smith and Brad Smith; Kerri VanKleek, daughter of Steve and Chris VanKleek and Haley VonEhwegen, daughter of Gayle VonEhwegen and Tim VonEhwegen.
The King candidates for Homecoming include Jeremiah Andrews, so of Carol Chicoine; Cody Chapman, son of Dave and Lisa Chapman; Beau Craig, son of Brian and Molly Westergard and Troy and Bridget Craig; Zach Harris, son of Don and Cheryl Harris and Nate Howard, son of Rick and Karen Howard.
Crown Bearers will be Kate Sorenson, the daughter of Jon and Kari Sorenson and Aiden Immens, the son of Terry and Nicole Immens.
Class Attendants representing the Junior class are Logan Clabaugh, the daughter of Troy and Lynn Clabaugh and Mitch Girres, the son of Doug and Staci Girres. Sophomore attendants are Katie Noah, the daughter of John and Raejean Noah and Barbara Noah and Nate Sorenson, the son of Jay and Lori Sorenson. Freshmen attendants are Lindsay Leiting, the daughter of Jen Leiting and Jon Naig and Brian Leiting and Roy Sorter, the son of Anne Laidig.
Chelsea Naab, the daughter of Doug and Debbie Naab and Jesse Nissen, the son of John and Laura Nissen, will serves as the Mistress and Master of Ceremonies at the coronation ceremonies, which will take place at 7 p.m. Monday night in the high school gym, following the VIP Maidrite supper from 5 to 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria and the Pep Rally, which begins at 6:30 p.m.
Voting for the king and queen will take place during the school day on Monday, which will also feature door decorating in the school during the last hour of classes. The theme of Monday will be “Resting Up For A Victory”, with students being encouraged to wear their pajamas and slippers during the day.
Tuesday’s activities are centered on the theme, “Always Play As A Team”, with students and staff encouraged to wear their favorite NFL or College Team attire. As a special feature of the day, Aaron Thomas of Aplington-Parkersburg will speak to an all-school assembly in the Graettinger gym at 2:15 p.m.
Wednesday will be “Rockin’ Into A Victory” Day, giving students and staff the chance to dress as their favorite rock or heavy metal artist. The day’s special event will be a pie-eating contest in the gym during the last hour of the school day.
Thursday is scheduled as “Lay Them Out” Day, allowing students and staff to go Hawaiian with their clothing choices. The activity of the day will be the Dodge-ball tournament during last hour.
The pitch picks up on Friday, as float building is on the agenda during the morning hours. The Homecoming Parade will start at 2:05 p.m. on the west side of the High School on Cameron Avenue and will travel north to Robbins where it will turn and go down town to Washington Street where it will proceed south a block and loop back around to the west up to Cedar Street and back to Robbins Avenue, where the parade will disband for the community pep rally on Main Street in front of the Post Office at 2:30 p.m.
The Graettinger/Terril Booster Club will serve a tailgate meal at Evergreen Park starting at 5:45 p.m. up until game time of the Homecoming game between the Knights and arch-rivals West Bend-Mallard at 7 p.m. During the halftime of the game, the Homecoming Court will be introduced.