Pierce City homecoming week starts Tuesday

Saturday, February 4, 2017
The royal court has been selected for Pierce City High School’s homecoming celebration on Feb. 10. From left: freshman attendant, Mackenzie Portillo; senior queen candidates, Kayla Portillo, Aniesa Parrigon and Ashley Marcum; junior attendant, Myka Masters; and sophomore attendant, Lisa Goto. Murray Bishoff/times-news@monett-times.com

Students choose Hawaiian theme for festivities

Pierce City High School will celebrate homecoming for basketball season with a Hawaiian theme on Feb. 10, following a week of activity leading up to a hoops showdown with Jasper.

“Ohana” or “homecoming,” or extended family in the traditional Hawaiian language, is the theme for the week. Following no school on Monday, Tuesday will be “Tacky Tourist Day” as students are encouraged to wear the outrageous apparel of fashion-unconscious visitors, such as Hawaiian shirts, shorts with sandals and socks, big hats and sunglasses. “Washed Up Wednesday” will find students dressing like sea creatures or any other odd thing that might wash up on a beach.

The next day will be “#TBT” for “Throwback Thursday.” Students are encouraged to dress like their favorite character from a Hawaiian movie. On Friday, students will be encouraged to wear the special homecoming T-shirt designed for the occasion.

Three senior girls have been selected by their class to compete for the title of homecoming queen. Candidates are Kayla Portillo, daughter of Joe and Christina Portillo; Ashley Marcum, daughter of Christina and Bobby Marcum; and Aniesa Parrigon, daughter of Wendel and Sherryl Parrigon.

Also serving on the royal court will be Myka Masters, as the junior attendant; Lisa Goto, as sophomore attendant; and Mackenzie Portillo, sister of the queen candidate, as the freshman attendant.

The royal court will be introduced to the student body during a pep assembly on Friday afternoon. The crowning will take place between the junior varsity game, which begins at 6 p.m., and the varsity contest.

In a switch from homecoming tradition, a semi-formal dance will be held the following night, from 7-10 p.m., in the high school cafeteria.

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