It's time to stand up and be proud to be a Marshalltown High School Bobcat as Homecoming week has arrived.
"It's great to get all the students involved and to show their school spirit," said Val Hunt, MHS teacher and Student Senate advisor. "(Principal) Aiddy (Phomvisay) is so big on building a community with our school."
Several events are going on through the week at the school with the public events taking place later in the week. The theme this year is "Bobcat Paradise."
T-R PHOTO BY ANDREW POTTER
Marshalltown High School students from left, Chloe Kuehner, Joe Cahill and Libby Crawford cheer during a Homecoming assembly Monday. It was a special “Aloha Day” dress up day to start Homecoming week. At back left is MHS Principal Aiddy Phomvisay, sporting a Hawaiian shirt.
The parade will go through downtown at 6 p.m. Thursday as it will follow Main Street from Ninth Street to Second Avenue. It will be followed by the pep rally and king and queen coronation ceremony, which is expected to start after 7 p.m. at the MHS Roundhouse.
"It's all about having fun and celebrating our school and our school pride," Phomvisay said at a Homecoming assembly Monday.
This year's queen candidates are Morgan Bellile, Emily DeVenney, Cheyenne Friest, Taylor Fuccio, Quinn Goodman, Megan Major and Taylor Wagner. The king candidates include Eli Devine, Blake Gethmann, Blake Gimbel, Blake Judkins, Joseph Metzger, Connor Ruddick and Tad Steffensen.
Thursday - Parade (Main Street) at 6 p.m., pep rally and coronation at Roundhouse following parade
Friday - Football game vs. Des Moines Hoover, 7:30 p.m. (varsity start)
Saturday - Homecoming dance, 8 - 11 p.m., MHS cafeteria
The varsity football game against Des Moines Hoover will kickoff at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Leonard Cole Field. The Homecoming dance will be from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the MHS cafeteria.
Of course, there are also the special dress up days this week at the school and several students wore grass skirts and leis Monday, which was dubbed "Aloha Day."
"I think the students are having fun and a lot of the teachers are getting involved too," Hunt said.