September 24, 2009

‘Tigers Have Sweet Tooth for Victory’ During Homecoming Week

Off to a 2-1 start heading into Saturday’s contest at Cole Camp, the Scotland County football team has reminded the community that victory is sweet. The solid start has many craving for more, hence the theme for the upcoming 2009 SCR-I Homecoming.

“Tigers Have a Sweet Tooth for Victory” combines the pleasant taste of winning with the colorful candy-based theme for the week-long celebration at Scotland County R-I and across the county.

Students spent the week building up to the Friday finale, dressing up in an array of costumes to demonstrate school spirit. Monday was pajama day followed by duct tape day on Tuesday that presented plenty of unique outfits. Wednesday was gangsta day while Thursday is stoplight day.

The bonfire pep rally will be held Thursday evening, September 24th at the SCR-I track at 8:00 p.m. following the Lady Tigers conference softball game versus Putnam County.

Friday will see the town turned Blue and White for school spirit day.

The Homecoming parade will start at 1:45 p.m. with a special pep rally to follow on the west side of the courthouse lawn.

“This year Homecoming is a little different than it has been in the past,” said first-year principal Gene Hay. “We are trying to make this a big community event.”

Sponsor Jenna Ketchum stated the student council has been working very hard to make the celebration a huge success. The students began last week decorating the square, painting store windows and gearing up community support for the expanded schedule of events.

A new twist in 2009 involves the creation of the student floats. All class floats will be started on Friday morning, with everyone in the high school participating in the float building, the parade and the pep rally.

The Homecoming football game against Putnam County will kick off at 7:00 p.m. and will feature special half time ceremonies.

The 2009 Homecoming king and queen will be crowned. Senior candidates for the honor are Brooklyn Simpson, McKinsay Cooley, Michelle Lunsford, Ashely Westhoff, Kyle Shelley, Jordan Fulk, Brandon Garnett and Justin Winn.

Class attendants are Sabe Sears and Shelby Westhoff (juniors); Kala Childress and Taylor Rader (sophomores), Anna Hirner and Evan Hagar (freshmen), Ashley Curry and Brandon Wood (8th graders), and Claire Shannon and Justin Girardin (7th graders).

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