Miami Trace High School will begin 2017 homecoming festivities this Friday with the crowning of the queen and king.
Starting this Friday at 2:15 p.m., Miami Trace will enter into its homecoming celebration week with an introduction of all the grade-level attendants and senior court members. Following this introduction, the king and queen will be crowned in front of the student body.
“Homecoming is always a special time here at Miami Trace,” high school principal Rob Enochs said. “I know we tend to get a lot of alumni back. I think it is nice to see faces from the past that come in and enjoy the evening. It is a big week for the kids and we really make a week out of it. We have spirit days, with different activities each day, mostly dressing up in different styles to bring attention to the week. We do have a bonfire and the kids always look forward to that and the parade down Panther Alley. I think it is just the tradition and feeling that everyone enjoys. People begin to look forward to the fall weather, and hopefully we will have good weather.”
The homecoming bonfire will be Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. It is a parade and bonfire celebrating the homecoming attendants, fall sport athletes, and the marching band, and it will begin at 7 p.m. in Panther Alley. Additionally, the school will have a pep rally at the end of the day (approximately 2:15 p.m.) on Oct. 5 to celebrate the end of spirit week and to wish the football team good luck as they prepare to play Jackson.
Beginning Monday, Miami Trace will be celebrating homecoming spirit week with several special days planned for students to dress up and show support. Monday will be country versus country club, Tuesday is military day, Wednesday is Disney day and Thursday is Panther Pride day. Due to a full day of staff professional development training, students do not have school on Friday, Oct. 6, but the student spirit section theme for the homecoming game is Disney. The homecoming court will be introduced to the community during pre-game at approximately 6:40 p.m. on Oct. 6 at the Miami Trace High School football field.
Finally, on Oct. 7 from 8-11 p.m. is the homecoming dance, themed “An Enchanted Evening.” Tickets will be on sale during lunch periods from Oct. 2-5 for students to purchase and are $10 each.
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