Urbana High School’s 2017-2018 Homecoming festivities began with Spirit Week at the high school on Monday. During Spirit Week, students are encouraged to dress according to daily themes: ‘Merica Monday, Dynamic Duo Tuesday, College Gear Wednesday, “It’s a Zoo!” Thursday, and Climber Crazy Friday.
Festivities continue today, Oct. 5 with the Homecoming Parade starting at the high school at 6:30 p.m. This year the grand marshal will be Susan Fleece. Mrs. Fleece retired from teaching Family and Consumer Science at the high school this past spring. Last year’s queen, Marra Evans, this year’s Homecoming court finalists (Juniors: Taylor Adams, Mariama Artis, Mary Habodasz; Seniors: Nicole Brumbaugh, Desi Johnson, Baylee Orme, Megan Ridder, Kinleigh White), junior court (Zhoe Evans, Marissa Horn, Cierra Sturgell), and senior court-queen hopefuls (Libby Arnett, Morgan Bandy, Maginta Grim, Taje Mack, Emma Rickett) will be featured in the parade. The parade will also include the UHS band and cheerleaders, varsity and junior varsity football teams, current students riding on a float decorated with this year’s theme “Carnival”, as well as a variety of other groups and organizations.
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 Susan Fleece, Marra Evans, 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 night the Urbana Hillclimbers take on the Graham Falcons. The homecoming queen will be announced and crowned at 6:45 p.m., and the game begins at 7 p.m. This year’s Homecoming festivities conclude Saturday night from 8-11 p.m. with the Homecoming Dance.
Information from the Urbana High School Student Council.