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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 ~ Vol. 109 No. 13
MEET THE HOMECOMING COURT: The Frankenmuth High School student body will celebrate Homecoming 2014 all next week, leading up to the varsity football game at 7pm Friday when Bridgeport visits to take on the Eagles. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime. The candidates are, front row (l-r): Sarah Beulla, Lane Savage and Amariah Wright. Back: Elizabeth Laux and Abby Spendlove. The News photo was taken in front of a fall display at the Bavarian Inn Lodge.
"Classic Disney" is theme of 2014 FHS Homecoming
The Frankenmuth High School student body, educators, administration and support staff are preparing for Homecoming 2014.
𠇌lassic Disney” is the theme as the festivities begin on Monday, October 6, and will culminate with the Homecoming game at 7pm Friday, October 10, as the Eagles welcome winless Bridgeport to town.
FHS senior Carson Waites is the Homecoming chairman, with Student Council advisor and teacher Matt Van Arsdale coordinating the events of the week.
Classes are currently decorating banners for display in the 6pm Homecoming Parade. FHS art teacher Erin Warnick is coordinating and advising the banner work.
The freshman have selected “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” the sophomores “The Jungle Book,” the juniors 𠇊lice in Wonderland,” and the seniors “Peter Pan.”
The student body chose the five Homecoming Queen finalists last week. They are, in alphabetical order:
Sarah Beulla, the daughter of Anita and Troy Beulla;
Elizabeth Laux, the daughter of Debbie and Jeff Laux;
Lane Savage, the daughter of Becky and David Savage;
Abby Spendlove, the daughter of Christine and Tom Spendlove and;
Amariah Wright, the daughter of Julie and Leon Wright.
Spirit Week will have five themed days for the students and teachers to be involved in.
Monday will be Olympic Day, Tuesday will be Twin Day, Wednesday will be Pledge Your Allegiance Day (to support the junior or senior class girls in the powder-puff football game), Thursday will be Homecoming Theme Day (dress to support the grade’s movie theme) and Friday will be Red and Gray EXTREME FAN Day.
The powder-puff game will be held at 7pm Wednesday, October 8, pitting the junior girls versus the senior girls. Admission is $2 per person for all ages and is a Student Council fundraiser.
Junior Mackenzie Piesko and senior Elizabeth Laux are the powder-puff chairpersons. Eagle Head Football Coach Phil Martin and Assistant Coaches Marcus Cornelius and Dave Compau will officiate the game, with FHS teachers Tom Keller, Jason Paetz and Gordon Culver handling the clock and commentary. FHS Athletic Trainer Julie Felten will also be on site for student safety.
The Homecoming Pep Assembly will be held at the end of the school day on Friday, October 10, in the gym. The Homecoming Court will be introduced, the banners unveiled and later voted on and other activities will take place, under the direction of Assembly Chairman Jacob Rummel.
Kristina Stilson, Ann-Marie Baumgardner and Kelly Reinhardt are this year’s banner judges.
The Homecoming Parade will be chaired by Stephanie Lambeth and co-chaired by junior Jakob Baark. The 6pm parade will line up on Franklin Street, north of West Genesee Street. The parade will travel East on Genesee Street, cross Main Street and to the FHS field.
Frankenmuth’s Rick Monk is lining up the convertibles and drivers to transport the Court members, foreign exchange students and others.
The FHS Marching Band, led by Eric Clauder, will lead the parade, which will include the other fall sports teams and 2013 Homecoming Queen Angie Ritter, who will crown the 2014 queen at halftime of the game.
Sashes for the court members and exchange student were provided by Grasel Graphics and the Frankenmuth Florist made all the Homecoming corsages, boutonnieres and bouquets.
Kaylee Aldrich is the Halftime Festivities chairperson and sophomore Brady Przybylski is the co-chair. Senior Brian May and Aldrich and sophomore Ben Coughlin are the halftime announcers.
A halftime fireworks show returns this year. The show will be partially funded through a donation by the Frankenmuth Youth Advisory Council.
The exchange student will also be recognized at halftime. Germany’s Jona Schulz is staying with Thomas and Nicole Ferguson.
The Homecoming Dance will follow the game and be held in the FHS cafeteria until 11:30pm. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. E & J Entertainment will provide the music and the dance is chaired by sophomore Meghan Peterson and co-chaired by sophomore Jared Davis.
The freshmen advisors are Angela Thompson and Culver, the sophomore advisors are Robin Roberts and Jason Paetz, the junior advisors are Amanda Bausack and Dan Conger, and the senior advisors are Derek Kroeger and Aaron Toth.