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EV-W gears up for Homecoming Week



By Julie Bulau, Staff writer

Starting with Sunday night's variety show/coronation and concluding with Saturday night's dance, an activities-filled week is on tap for Sept. 30-Oct. 6, as EV-W observes Homecoming 2012.

Sunday:

Kicking off the celebration will be the annual variety show set for 7 p.m. Sunday. Due to construction, this year's show has been moved to the high school cafeteria and is excepted to include a mix of skits and musical performances.

Coronation of the 2012 Homecoming king and queen will immediately follow the variety show. Seniors selected the following candidates for the Homecoming court: queen-Kaylee Forcier, Brianna Kalahar, Kayla Kuechle, Baylee Lahr and Briana Plantenberg; king-Austin Berg, Zach Blonigen, Alex Geislinger, Mitchell Lease, and Cole Stang.

Attendants in the royal court are: freshmen-Noelle Hesse, Mariah Lease, Travis Thielen and Jordan Unterberger; sophomores-Jacob Bischof, Bella Cromwell, Brett Mattice, and Stephanie Pelkey; juniors-Caitlyn Alvord, Hunter Mathies, Alex Peterson, Lillian Yungen.

Monday:

Organzations will take charge of dress up days and noon activities throughout the week. SADD/Community Ed have selected Monday as Pajama Day and will sponsor a to-be-determined noon activity.

Another popular event of the week is the junior-senior girls' powderpuff game Monday night. Kick off is at 7 p.m. at the varsity football field. The tug-of-war competition involving juniors, seniors and alumni will take place during half time.

Tuesday:

Senior high National Honor Society will oversee Tuesday's theme which includes an Ugly Sweater dress up day and a paper dragon lunch hour competition. Also Tuesday will be the elementary pepfest which will include appearances by the king and queen and captains of the football, volleyball, cross country and soccer teams and Eddie the Eagle. The group will be at the Watkins Elementary at 2 p.m. and EV Elementary at 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday:

The hallways and classrooms will be bright Wednesday as Aquila/Eagles' Cry has selected Neon Color Day as the theme. The noon activity will be a competition involving ping pong balls and Kleenex boxes. Wednesday's longer lunch period will feature Subway subs. Junior high lunch will start at 10:50 and senior high at 11:50 a.m..

Thursday:

Junior High Honor Society, Junior High Student Council and & DECA have joined forces to oversee Thursday's events. The dress up theme is Camo/Blaze Orange Day with the noon time activity yet to be determined. Lunch will once again be longer and will feature build-your-own sundaes.

"Liquidate the Lakers" is the button slogan for Homecoming 2012. A pepfest will take place in the gym at 2:55 p.m. and that night the volleyball team will play host to the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Lakers. The junior varsity starts at 5:45 p.m. and come to eat as the FFAers will be serving their mouth-watering pork roast meal.

Friday:

Friday will be EXTREME Eagle Spirit Day sponsored by the Senior High Student Council. The noon activity will be the popular National Guard Rock Climbing Wall on the east side of the school.

Eleven units are lined up for the Homecoming parade set to start at the elementary at 2:50 Friday and travel to the high school, parading down the west side of the school.

The football game will be the main attraction Friday night as the Eagles face HL-W-W in a Central Minnesota Conference match up.

Saturday:

Homecoming week will wrap up the annual Homecoming dance Saturday night. The dance will take place from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

in the high school cafeteria.

Stenger wins button contest

Senior Brent Stenger designed this year's winning Homecoming button. Buttons will go on sale beginning Sept. 30, at the Homecoming Coronation and Variety Show. Cost is $3 and the buttons provide free admission to the variety show/coronation and powder puff game. Purchasers also have an opportunity to win prizes including aa Samsung Gallaxy Tablet, a portable DVD player, an iPod touch and much much more.