2017-09-21 / Front Page

W-WCHS homecoming activities all this week include parade, bonfire


Senior class representatives vying to be crowned Homecoming Queen are (front row, l-r) Tenoria Tate, Chelsea Lumpkin, Kelsey Houpt, and Taaliyah Booker, along with other class representatives (second row) Shanihya Williams, freshman; Tahjii Blackburn, sophomore; Jamiyah Mays, junior; Alyssa Holley, junior; Aimeisha Johnson, sophomore; and Daviauna Mahoney, freshman. On the back for are candidates for Homecoming King Zykier Hogan, Wes Tanner, and (not pictured) Raekwon Binns and Jordy Wilkinson. Senior class representatives vying to be crowned Homecoming Queen are (front row, l-r) Tenoria Tate, Chelsea Lumpkin, Kelsey Houpt, and Taaliyah Booker, along with other class representatives (second row) Shanihya Williams, freshman; Tahjii Blackburn, sophomore; Jamiyah Mays, junior; Alyssa Holley, junior; Aimeisha Johnson, sophomore; and Daviauna Mahoney, freshman. On the back for are candidates for Homecoming King Zykier Hogan, Wes Tanner, and (not pictured) Raekwon Binns and Jordy Wilkinson. The crowning of the 2017 Washington Wilkes Comprehensive High School Homecoming Queen will cap a week of activities sponsored by the W-WCHS student council.

During spirit week, students will dress up to show their school spirit. Monday was Tacky Day, Tuesday was Celebrity Day, Wednesday was Opposite Day, Thursday (today) is Show Your Class Colors Day, and Friday is Blue and Gold Day.

Thursday afternoon students and various community groups will march in the homecoming parade which starts at 6 p.m. beginning at The Pope Center and ending at Tiger Stadium.

All participants in the parade associated with the W-W Parks and Recreation Department will line up behind the Pete Gartrell Community Center. Drop offs for Parks and Rec. need to happen at Parks and Rec. All other drop offs should occur in The Pope Center parking lot. Also, in order to ensure the general safety of those participating, individuals should not be dropped off in front of The Pope Center on Lexington Ave. Another change in the parade this year is the ending place for the band. The band will line up beside the Athens Tech building, will leave the parade at The Square, and will continue to play on The Square as the parade goes by.

This year’s parade promises to be bigger and better than last year’s and the community is invited to help cheer the participants as they travel through town towards Tiger Stadium. Festivities will end Thursday night with a community-wide bonfire and pep rally. The 2017 Homecoming King will be crowned at the bonfire.

The homecoming events will begin during halftime of Friday night’s ballgame against Tattnall Square Academy starting with the recognition of the 2017 Miss Tiger. After the presentation of Miss Tiger, 10 young ladies selected by their peers to represent them on the 2017 Homecoming Court will be presented. Two princesses were chosen from each class and four young ladies will represent the senior class, one of which will be crowned homecoming Queen.

“This group of young ladies is accomplished as well as beautiful,” Student Council Advisor Tyler Moon said. “Many of them are members of at least one athletic team and are involved in various clubs and organizations at WWCHS. WWCHS is extremely proud of this group of young ladies and feel they embody the spirit of our school very well.”

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