Bobcat spirit is bubbling over this week as Homecoming has arrived at Marshalltown High School. This year's Homecoming theme is "Knights of the Roundhouse."
Val Hunt, staff advisor for Homecoming, encouraged participation of all of the students in a way to celebrate being a Bobcat.
"I think this is a way to show school pride and to get involved," Hunt said.
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Marshalltown High School students Tony Smith and Carrie Heddens take part in a dual jump rope game during the Homecoming assembly Monday at the school.
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Marshalltown High School Homecoming king and queen candidates posed for a photo Monday. King candidates in the front row, from left, are Adam Willman, Connor Johnson, Luke Reinert, Derek Mann, Joe Cahill, Austin Lovin and Mason McCarville. Queen candidates in the back row, from left, are Chloe Kuehner, Sharissa Stansberry, Cecillia Chavarria, Angel Rysdam, Kari Smith, Laura Mathern and Phoebe Lynk. The coronation ceremony will be held after 7 p.m. Thursday at the MHS Roundhouse.
Marshalltown High School Principal Aiddy Phomvisay said Homecoming is much more than the school, events, games and other activities.
"Most importantly, it is to showcase our unity as one," Phomvisay told the students during a special assembly Monday.
Homecoming activities kicked off Sunday night with the Powder Puff football game, which saw the senior girls defeat the junior girls, 20-12.
6 p.m. - Parade (Main Street between Ninth Street and Second Avenue)
6:30 p.m. - Pork burger dinner, pep rally and coronation (Roundhouse)
7 p.m - Varsity football game vs. Ames (Leonard Cole Field)
8 - 11 p.m. - Homecoming dance (MHS cafeteria)
This year's Homecoming king candidates are Joe Cahill, Connor Johnson, Austin Lovin, Derek Mann, Mason McCarville, Luke Reinert and Adam Willman.
Queen candidates include Cecellia Chavarria, Chloe Kuehner, Phoebe Lynk, Laura Mathern, Angel Rysdam, Kari Smith and Sharissa Stansberry.
The 2013 king and queen will be crowned in the coronation Thursday night at the Roundhouse after 7 p.m. It will follow the 6 p.m. parade (on Main Street) and 6:30 p.m. pork burger dinner, which will raise money for the Roundhouse renovation.
The week leads up to the big football game as MHS takes on its Highway 30 rival Ames at 7 p.m. Friday at Leonard Cole Field.
The Homecoming dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the MHS cafeteria.