Washington High School will celebrate its Homecoming 2015 in the traditional fashion and the community is invited to attend.
A parade and pep rally will kick off the festivities on Wednesday, Sept. 9. The parade will leave from Gardner Park at approximately 6:30 p.m. The course the parade will take is from Main Street to East Street and cross over to Ogle, where it will turn right on Yeoman, a left onto McElwain and then right on Willard to the high school.
“The homecoming festivities are going to start off the week of Labor Day for the school,” Nick Geruntino, student government advisor, said. “With just one evening the community can support the arts at Washington High School by watching the marching band and dance team as well as have the opportunity to recognize the fall athletes.”
The parade is expected to conclude at the high school around 7 p.m. followed by a pep rally in the gymnasium. The public is invited to enjoy these activities on Wednesday and show support for the Blue Lions. The 2015 homecoming court will also be introduced at the pep rally. Cheers and music will be provided by the cheerleading squad and the Blue Lion Marching Band during the rally.
Friday night promises to be exciting as the Blue Lion football team takes on Gallia Academy. Additionally, the homecoming queen and king will be crowned during the pre-game festivities.
“Our students really do enjoy the support of the community and these festivities can allow the community to do just that,” Geruntino said. “My co-advisor is David Penwell. The students will be treated to a wonderful homecoming dance as well with a theme that will make you think of sunny shores. The dance is open to all freshmen through seniors from Washington High School and tickets will be on sale the week before the dance.”
Washington students and their guests will enjoy the “Beach Party” dance on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 8 to 11 p.m. in the gymnasium. Tickets for the dance will go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 8 through Friday, Sept. 11 during lunch. Tickets are $8 per person and will not be sold at the door.
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