Washington High School to celebrate homecoming festivities next week


Washington Court House High School will celebrate its 2017 homecoming festivities throughout next week.

“We want to make sure that we stress to the community that we are doing things a little different this year,” Washington High School Principal Tracy Rose said. “The parade will actually start at the high school and we are going to make our way to Gardner Park, which is the opposite direction. We need to emphasize that we are going in the reverse order. So if folks are used to meeting us at the high school at the end of the parade, they need to remember we are ending at McHenry Field and that they are encouraged to attend.”

The Wednesday parade will leave the high school from in front of the gymnasium at 6:30 p.m. and will proceed right on Willard Street and turn left onto McElwain Street; right on McElwain to Yeoman Street followed by a left on Yeoman to Ogle Street. After crossing Washington Avenue over to East Street, the procession will travel down and make a left on Main Street, then after a right onto Circle Avenue, the parade will take one more right off of Circle Avenue and will end at Gardner Park around 7 p.m.

This will be followed by a pep rally and the new Powderpuff football games.

“We invite everyone in the community to come out to the stadium,” Rose said. “Once we get there the homecoming court will be announced, and they will walk across the field. Then we are going to have a couple Powderpuff games, this is new this year, the girls are going to play. Ninth versus 10th grade and then juniors versus seniors. Once those two games are finished, the marching band will perform a couple of songs and then we will have our championship Powderpuff game. We are very excited for this new event and if anyone needs more information, it can be found on the high school web page (www.wchcs.org/washingtonhighschool_home.aspx).”

Additionally, Rose encourages the students to enjoy Spirit Week and participate in the many special days leading up to homecoming to show off school spirit. He said with no school Monday, students can take the long weekend to rest up and bring their best energy with them to school next week.

The 2017 Washington High School Homecoming Court will also be introduced before the game Friday with cheers and music provided by the cheerleading squad and the Blue Lion Marching Band. Friday night promises to be exciting as the Blue Lion football team takes on London. The homecoming queen and king will be crowned during the pre-game festivities.

Finally, Washington students and their guests will enjoy the “Heroes for a Night” dance on Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. in the gymnasium. Tickets for the dance will go on sale Tuesday through Friday during lunch. Tickets are $8 per person and will not be sold at the door on Saturday.

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By Martin Graham

mgraham@aimmediamidwest.com

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