Pleased homecoming Warren County Excessive Faculty! Having just lately attended my thirtieth highschool reunion, my very own recollections of homecomings throughout my college years have gotten more and more foggy. What I do bear in mind is homecoming was all the time a extremely enjoyable week.
All the best way again to my days at Eastside Elementary Faculty, the highschool’s homecoming all the time meant we had Pioneer Day. That often meant a bunch of youngsters in overalls and bandanas and some straw hats blended in.
There was all the time that one child who would win the costume contest who had a full buckskin pioneer go well with with fringe, full with a coonskin cap and an precise shotgun. That’s proper, after I was a child they’d allow us to deliver precise weapons to class and no person ever actually thought twice about it.
As soon as we made it to Warren County Junior Excessive (now Bobby Ray Elementary), homecoming meant an entire new degree of freedom. On the day of the parade, we have been allowed, to our personal amazement, to depart college and stroll unchaperoned from WCJH to downtown. We’d all the time first stroll to Hardee’s to get some burgers after which stroll to Courtroom Sq. to see the parade. That was a reasonably large deal to a 13-year-old to be launched on the streets to freely stroll to city and be trusted to seek out your approach again house.
Then, in fact, after we moved as much as Warren County Senior Excessive, we have been the facilities of the homecoming universe. Homecoming was one of many largest weeks of the yr and all of the homecoming celebrations we thought we understood at different faculties paled compared after we made it to “The Large Present.” Each class had their very own T-shirts. There have been all of the completely different theme days and, in fact, the Tremendous Bowl of homecoming – the parade competitors.
I don’t recall a lot about my class’ float entries (it was nicely earlier than the times of fire-breathing dragon floats or KISS floats belching fireballs). However I do recall my class was one of many few senior lessons that couldn’t even capitalize on the usual senior-class bias for a parade-float win. And there have been solely two different lessons competing. The freshmen went to the Junior Excessive then.
There wasn’t a number of profitable accomplished by my senior class that fall. My junior yr noticed the final profitable season for Warren County soccer till all-time WCHS nice C.J. Taylor and his teammates broke the streak of futility. My senior yr noticed the staff go 0-10 and that grew to become an all-too acquainted report for a lot too lengthy. However senior yr was redeemed two days after our commencement because the 1992 WCSH baseball staff gained the state championship towards Germantown and their mighty ace pitcher Mickey Callaway (Google what he’s as much as these days; it’s fairly the story).
Sorry, I roamed somewhat off subject there, however that’s what us previous guys do. Homecoming is a spotlight of your highschool profession. Right here’s wishing all college students – future, current and previous – an excellent one. Go Pioneers!
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