West Point High School prepares for homecoming

jojacobs@tidewaterreview.com

Nothing quite says fall like a parade of school spirit and football. Both will be big parts of West Point High School’s homecoming on Friday.

The parade will feature floats built by each class, which will be judged based on the amount of school spirit each float exudes. The football, cross-country and volleyball teams will participate in a parade alongside the marching band and cheerleaders, Student Council Association sponsor Cheryl Hall said.

Homecoming king and queen candidates will be in the convoy, as will School Board members and high school teacher of the year Julie Zwerner, Hall said.

The parade, which starts at Second Street and travels along Main Street to 10th Street, will begin at 5 p.m. and be followed by the football game against Colonial Beach High School at 6 p.m. A dance at 8:30 p.m. will round out the evening, Hall said.

The homecoming king will be crowned during the pep rally prior to the football game, where the queen will be crowned.

Friday’s events will follow a week of festivities. On the schedule leading up to homecoming is float decorating, spirit days and a faculty versus students dodge ball game among other activities.

King candidates are Jared Lawson, Marshall Gill and Bennett Diggs. Queen candidates are Kelsey West, Carter Zentner and Shannon Hayden.

Homecoming court’s 9th-grade representatives are Justine Daniels, Cate Lawson and Grace Smith. Homecoming court’s 10th-grade representatives are Isabelle McGowan, Sara Jefferson and Madison Schumacher. Homecoming court’s 11th-grade representatives are Kathryn Bland, Cassie Small and Lauren Neale. Homecoming court’s 12th-grade representatives are Kyndal Johnson, Miranda West and Lauren Howard.

Student Council Association homecoming committee consists of Cate Lawson, Pratha Patel, Carrington Hodge, Dyuen Phan, Abigail Peebles, Jenna Kirkland, Stella Broakwell, Catherine Bishop, Kyndal Johnson and MacKenzie Hilton.

Homecoming

  • When: parade at 5 p.m., football game at 6 p.m. and dance at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Where: parade at Main Street, game and dance at West Point High School.
  • More information: wphswpschools.net.

Jacobs can be reached by phone at 757-298-6007.

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