Homecoming events at GHS this week, Crowning set for Friday
Homecoming activities are underway at Gothenburg High School this week.
Candidates were announced last Thursday at a pep rally in the Community Building gymnasium.
King candidates are Dane Ehlers, son of Jennie Ehlers and the late Steve Ehlers; Tyler Aden, son of Brian and Christy Aden; Ernie Galvan, son of Jessica Galvan; Makayla Franzen, daughter of Troy and Heather Franzen; Erica Houchin, daughter of Todd and LuAnn Houchin; and Saraid Baca, daughter of Roberto and Maria Baca.Since Monday, students have dressed in different outfits to go with the homecoming theme “We Didn’t Start the Fire but We Are Going to Put it Out.”
Wednesday (today), they dressed like fire fighters to hose down the fire.
On Thursday, students will dress like fire and wear class colors—seniors, black; juniors, white; sophomores, red; freshman, yellow; eighth graders, orange; and seventh graders, blue.
On Friday, which is Swede Pride Day, students are asked to wear clothing that shows Swede pride.
Each class will be dismissed early Friday to decorate floats for the annual homecoming parade.
The parade, at approximately 1:20 p.m., will start in front of Dudley Elementary on Avenue G. Students will move south to where Avenue G intersects with 13th Street. They will turn east and travel to Avenue I and proceed north to 20th Street before turning west and moving to Avenue G. There, they will go south to return to the start.
A homecoming pep rally will follow in the performing arts center where float and prize winners will be announced.
Following the homecoming football game against the Cozad Haymakers Friday night, the new king and queen will be crowned on the football field.
A dance will be in the Dudley Elementary gymnasium from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday night. Doors will close at 10:30 p.m.
Out-of-town and out-of-school dates must be signed up in the school office by Thursday at 3 p.m.