Marshalltown High School Bobcat pride steps up a notch next week as Homecoming events land on campus. The school will be celebrating in several different ways leading up to the big football game and dance.
"This is just a good way for students to show pride in the school," said Val Hunt, MHS teacher and Student Senate advisor. "The new principal (Aiddy Phomvisay) is very big on student involvement. He wants every student to be involved."
The action kicks off Sunday night at 7 p.m. with the Powder Puff flag football game at Leonard Cole Field. This event pits the junior girls against the senior girls in a grudge match. Admission to the game is $1 or a canned or boxed food item that will go to the Emergency Food Box.
CONTRIBUTED PHOTO FROM MHS
The Marshalltown High School freshman display their float during the 2010 Homecoming parade. Homecoming at MHS will be next week with several events part of the celebration.
Students will have fun throughout the week with special dress up days including dressing like their favorite celebrity, a wild west character and a nerd.
Students will be taking their Bobcat pride to the streets Thursday at 6 p.m. as the parade rolls through Marshalltown. The parade will start at the National Guard Armory on Summit Street, head down 10th Street to Main Street and from Main Street downtown to Second Avenue.
After the parade, there will be a pep rally in the Roundhouse with the coronation of the new king and queen.
MHS Homecoming week
(Sept. 25-Oct. 1)
Sunday - Powder Puff football game (Jr girls vs. Sr girls) at MHS field, 7 p.m.
Thursday - Parade (downtown) at 6 p.m., pep rally and coronation at Roundhouse following parade
Friday - Football game vs. Waukee (sophomore 4:45 p.m., varsity 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday - Homecoming dance, 8 - 11 p.m., MHS cafeteria
The king candidates include Kyle Carnahan, Brennan Goodman, Austin Hauser, Caleb Kirk, Nathan Menuey, Tyler Cruikshank and Kyle Dalluge. This year's queen candidates are Hailee Beals, Kelly Carmichael, Brooklyn Contreras, Macy Logan, Hollie Murphy, Jill Schoborg and Stephanie Wise.
A photo of the Homecoming court will appear next week in the Times-Republican.
On Friday night, the Bobcats welcome the Warriors to town for the big football game, with varsity expected to kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
The dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the high school cafeteria. This year's Homecoming theme is "To Infinity and Beyond."