Monett football homecoming planned for next week

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Members of the Monett High School homecoming royal court, front row from left, are: senior queen candidates Josie Allcock, Harriet Meyer, Meg Young and Natalie Wages. Back row, Kate Huntress, freshman attendant; Alexandra Valenciano, sophomore attendant; and Alyssa Williams, junior attendant. Chuck Nickle Photography

Students have colorful ‘decades’ celebration planned

Next week, Monett High School will celebrate its 2018 football homecoming, with festivities building up to the gridiron contest against Aurora next Friday.

Theme for homecoming, organized by Student Council, will be “Blast from the Past.” Each of the classes has been assigned a decade. Seniors will dress like the 1960s, juniors like the 1970s, sophomores like the 1980s and freshmen like the 1990s.

Special activities have been announced for each day of the week. Monday will be Pajama Day, when students will wear appropriate sleepwear for school. Tuesday will be Teacher-Student Swap Day, where teachers will dress like students and students like teachers. Wednesday will be Purple and Gold Day for wearing school colors.

Thursday will be Superhero Day. According to Molly Martin, Student Council co-sponsor with Lacey Willis, Student Council has made “becoming” a superhero as a year-long theme for students.

Friday will be Decades Day, when students will dress according to their designated period. Martin said students are encouraged to pick an outfit they can wear all day long, to classes, the parade, the game and to the dance.

The annual assembly, introducing the royal court, will be held in the school gym at approximately 2:25 p.m. Seniors will again all be in the running for queen, which will be announced at the game. Selected for consideration are Josie Allcock, daughter of Lance Allcock; Harriet Meyer, daughter of Bill and Diana Meyer; Meg Young, daughter of Scott and Sherri Young; and Natalie Wages, daughter of Matthew and Julie Wages.

Also serving on the royal court are Alyssa Williams, junior attendant; Alexandra Valenciano, sophomore attendant; and Kate Huntress, freshman attendant.

The assembly will also include routines by the cheerleaders, dance team, and a battle cry competition.

The parade will be held on Broadway, going from west to east, from approximately 4-4:15 p.m. The parade will feature floats from each class, representatives from the Monett police and fire departments, cheerleaders, Mighty Mites and the royal court.

A special fundraising effort will be held for the second year at the game. There will be a collection point set up in the grandstands and a table on the way to the concession stand accepting donations for Student Council’s annual Golden Age Dinner. Donations of any amount will be accepted. For each $25 raised, Principal David Williams has agreed to run a lap on the Burl Fowler Stadium track, up to a limit of 15 miles. Martin said more community support is encouraged to help make the Golden Age Dinner an even more enjoyable experience for the district’s senior citizens who participate.

The dance will follow the game, from approximately 9 p.m. to midnight, in the mezzanine of the high school gym.

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