Urbana High School’s 2015 Homecoming festivities are this week, with the parade on Thursday and the big game Friday.
Festivities begin with Spirit Week at the high school on Monday, Sept. 28. Students are encouraged to dress according to daily themes: Royally Relaxed Day (Monday), Bling Day (Tuesday), “Into the Castle” Day: Seniors dress as kings or queens, Juniors dress as princes or princesses, sophomores dress as knights, and freshmen dress as jesters (Wednesday), Superhero Day (Thursday), and Climber Crazy Day (Friday).
Festivities continue Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, with the Homecoming Parade starting at the high school at 6:30 p.m. This year the Grand Marshal will be former UHS Social Studies teacher and coach Lance Jackson. Last year’s queen, Tori Quesenberry, this year’s Homecoming court finalists (Juniors Madison Larocque, Hunter Rogan, Breanna Titus; Seniors Kaelyn Bertsch, Lucy Buckalew, Olivia Bixler, Morgan Hamilton, Jennifer Tracy), junior court (Olivia Dunham, Marra Evans, Hanna Newman), and senior court-queen hopefuls (Kendra Arnett, Emma Burnside, Lily Jones, Sara Lingrell, Macy Pierce) will be featured in the parade. The parade will also include the UHS band and cheerleaders, varsity and junior varsity football teams, members of the graduating class of 1985, current students (on a float decorated with this year’s theme – Into the Castle), and a variety of other groups and organizations riding floats, trailers, or trucks or walking with banners.
The parade will follow its usual route – it will start going east on Washington Avenue at the high school, turning south onto East Lawn, west onto Scioto Street, north onto Main Street, east onto Washington Avenue again, and finally, turning north onto Wood Street in front of the UHS football stadium. Immediately following the parade there will be a Community Pep Rally held at the UHS football stadium where Lance Jackson, Tori Quesenberry, and the Homecoming court and finalists will be introduced. Everyone in the community is invited to come and meet our finalists and court members, and join the Urbana student body while they celebrate the UHS football team, cheerleaders and marching band.
Friday, Oct. 2, the Urbana Hillclimbers take on the Greenon Knights. The Queen will be crowned at 7:15 p.m., and the game begins at 7:30 p.m.
This year’s Homecoming festivities end Saturday from 8-11 p.m. with the Homecoming Dance.