Traditions are again this 12 months with festivities underway as Marshalltown Group Faculty District celebrates Homecoming this week.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic put a cease to the same old Homecoming plans.
Valerie Corson, a Marshalltown Excessive Faculty counselor and co-advisor of the Pupil Senate mentioned there’s lots of pleasure amongst college students this Homecoming season. Final 12 months, she felt the general theme of Homecoming was college students attempting to make the most effective of the scenario, with this 12 months having the sensation of a comeback.
“They’re very excited to have our traditions again,” Corson mentioned. “They’re simply able to have the whole lot return to regular.”
She mentioned the Pupil Senate was adamant to make this 12 months’s Homecoming week to really feel as near regular as potential. With minimal adjustments, this 12 months’s Homecoming week has a extra typical really feel. Occasions such because the parade, Powder Puff/Powder Buff video games and Homecoming Dance all return this week.
This 12 months’s Homecoming theme is “Gentle Up The Evening,” which is supposed to exhibit the passion behind the return of Homecoming celebrations.
“It’s all simply sort of glitz, glamour, glow, simply attempting to brighten all people up and convey some pleasure,” Corson mentioned.
College students additionally take part in themed-dress days all through the week, with Monday being workforce day the place college students put on clothes in help of their favourite sports activities groups. Corson mentioned college students actually needed a day to deal with celebrating themselves and their variations with Tuesday being range day. College students are inspired on range day to decorate in a method that reveals others who they’re.
Friday is Bobcat Blackout and Spirit Day with a blackout is deliberate for the soccer sport Friday evening. Black Homecoming shirts with ‘Bobcat Blackout’ on the entrance can be found for the primary time. To accommodate the “Gentle Up The Evening” theme, attendees at Friday’s soccer sport could have purple and blue glow sticks to wave.
Candidates for Homecoming king and Homecoming queen have been introduced with the coronation set for 7 p.m., Thursday at Leonard Cole Subject. In earlier years, the coronation was on the Marshalltown Excessive Faculty Roundhouse, however to maintain up with COVID-19 mitigation efforts the occasion moved open air this 12 months.
The 2021 Marshalltown Excessive Faculty Homecoming Court docket consists of:
Queen candidates: Bianca Andrade, Rochelle Avalos, Lisbeth Avina, Phoebe Hermanson, Jennifer Mendoza, Kendall See and Rachel Smith.
King candidates: Austin Shut, Marco Herrera, Dominick Garth, Emmanuel Gonzalez, Aaron Seberger, Ziek Slocum and Gannon Williams.
Earlier than coronation would be the Homecoming Court docket Parade at 6 p.m., Thursday night. Floats representing college actions and scholar teams will journey down Fundamental Road to Second Avenue. The parade’s Grand Marshal might be former Marshalltown Excessive Faculty cross nation coach and athletic director Tim Bell. Bell served because the cross nation coach for 32 years and athletic director 13 years, teaching 541 cross nation runners.
Occasions capping off Homecoming would be the Marshalltown Excessive Faculty soccer workforce internet hosting Fort Dodge at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening with the coed Homecoming dance to observe at 8 p.m. on Saturday evening.
Contact Trevor Babcock at 641-753-6611