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Homecoming festivities lined up

T-R PHOTO BY ADAM SODDERS –  Marshalltown High School students Mallela Orozco, left, Mue Eh, center, and Joshua Reynolds, right, enjoyed Rocking a Remix Monday by wearing mismatching clothes and accessories.

Bobcat football season is well underway and the 2019 Homecoming celebration kicks off this week.

The Bobcats will host the big game 7:30 p.m. Friday against rivals Ames High School. Marshalltown will be looking to celebrate Homecoming by going 4-0 on the season.

Along with the game, high schoolers will also be excited for all the festivities that go with the school celebration. The 2019 Marshalltown High School Homecoming Court includes:

Queen candidates:

• Erica Johnson

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO – The 2019 Marshalltown High School Homecoming Court has been chosen. The court includes – front row, from let, Erica Johnson, Samantha Snyder, Colin Jensen and Bennett Hageman. Second row, Carissa Stalzer, Molly Sickles, Rene Hernández Andrade and Casey Linsenmeyer. Third row, Katherine Avalos Sánchez, Kaci Uhde, Austin Shomo and Will Van Buren. Back row, Grace Fisher and Jesús Muñoz.

• Samantha Snyder

• Carissa Stalzer

• Molly Sickles

• Katherine Avalos Sánchez

• Kaci Uhde

• Grace Fisher

King candidates:

• Colin Jensen

• Bennett Hageman

• Rene Hernández Andrade

• Casey Linsenmeyer

• Austin Shomo

• Will Van Buren

• Jesús Muñoz

Monday was Rocking a Remix day, and students wore mismatched clothing. The rest of the week will see similar themed-dress days.

“The only one I don’t have an outfit for is 80s Day,” said freshman Joshua Reynolds. “I’m going to be in the parade, I’m in the jazz band.”

Other students are excited to take part in the parade.

“I will be with SOAR,” said Mallela Orozco, referring to the Sexual Orientation Alliance Representatives high school organization.

Freshman Mue Eh said she is excited for float building ahead of the parade, which will roll down Main Street for the Homecoming parade 6 p.m. Thursday. The parade returns to Main Street after the tornado last year kept it from the downtown and at the high school instead.

Later that evening, one king and one queen candidate will be chosen as Homecoming royalty after a pep rally 7 p.m. Thursday at the MHS/Community Auditorium.

Students have also been preparing for the annual Homecoming dance, figuring out what to wear and finding a date to take with. The dance is set for 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the high school cafeteria.

For more information, visit https://www.marshalltown.k12.ia.us/schools/marshalltown-high-school

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Contact Adam Sodders at 641-753-6611 or asodders@timesrepublican.com