Homecoming agenda released
By Erin Taylor, Student Council president
Yes, it is that time of year again. No, not spring cleaning, although the Eagles hope to sweep the Pleasant Ridge Rams out of CJ Hamilton Field on Friday, Oct. 12.
It is Homecoming - one of the Silver Lake community’s strongest traditions. The football game will begin at 7 p.m., but the pregame Homecoming ceremonies will begin at 6 p.m. Friday night on the football field.
For high school students, events leading up to Friday night’s big game are jam-packed. Every day is a special dress-up day set to the theme of “Silver Lake Spirit is Child's Play," not to mention that the students will walk through the themed hallways that students decorate. Each theme represents a “walk down memory lane” for students as they look back at their fondest memories from grade school and junior high.
Hallway decorating will be on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 2 - 4 p.m. All high school students may participate in decorating their own grade’s hallway. Hallway themes were chosen to reflect childhood memories. Freshmen have "Storybooks," sophomores have "Toys and Board Games," juniors have "Birthday Parties," and seniors have "Cartoons."
As spirit week continues, students will be allowed to dress up in attire that shows their spirit on the following days:
Thursday-“Day at the Pool”
Friday-“Show Your Eagle Spirit Day”
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, StuCo is sponsoring “Capture the Ram” (capture the football) beginning at 6:45 p.m. on the high school football practice field. "Capture the Ram" is an event to get students excited about the Friday night game.
Friday contains many events in which students will partake. At 8 a.m, the Homecoming video will be shown in the Performing Arts Center. The video is a series of YouTube spoofs produced by the video production staff and featuring the candidates: Blake Baird, Evan Burdiek, Peter Pfannenstiel, Aaron Seele, Kylee Dewey, Mackenzie Freeman, Megan Lockwood, and Courtney Priddy.
One of Friday’s main events is the annual Homecoming parade. The route wraps through Silver Lake’s downtown, around both the grade school and the high school, and concludes in the high school’s parking lot. Floats will line up on Masche Street on the west side of town on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Students participating in the parade are asked to leave school no earlier than 1 p.m. to get ready. All students will be released at 1:30 p.m. for the parade’s start at 1:45.
Immediately following the parade will be an all-school pep rally at the football stadium that all community members are welcome to attend.
The 2012 Homecoming King and Queen will be announced at 6 p.m. during the ceremony.
Homecoming week concludes Friday night with a high school dance that begins after the football game is over and goes until midnight.