WCHS 2022 Homecoming Court

West Carroll High School is holding its 2022 Homecoming activities next week and members of the Homecoming Court include, front row from left, Brock Ballard, son of Stephanie Ballard, and Bradley Huizenga, son of Tara and Brian Huizenga. Row two, Danica Eizenga, daughter of Shannon and Derek Eizenga; Domynique Lego, daughter of Isabel Lego and Aaron Lego; Emily Dahlman, daughter of Kathy and Eric Dahlman; Tamzie Feary, daughter of Misty Feary; Abbey Skiles, daughter of Julie and Ray Skiles; Haylee McGinnis, daughter of Michelle McGinnis and Joseph McGinnis. Back, Dallas Bunn, son of Ashley and David Bunn; Mason Rihtar, son of Juulya and Mar Rihtar; Logan Thulen, son of Nicole and Matt Thulen; Mason Themas, son of Aaron Themas. Not pictured: Norah Brigham, daughter of Julie and John Brigham; Caleb Good, son of Dana VonEsson and Jason Good.

West Carroll High School Student Council members are busy getting activities and events ready for the 2022 Homecoming experience Monday through Friday, Sept. 26-30, and coming to a close on Saturday, Oct. 1, with the homecoming dance. This year’s theme is Candy Land.

Activities for Spirit Week include dress up days for the student body and staff: Monday, Polar Opposite Day; Tuesday, Adam Sandler Day; Wednesday, Construction Worker Day; Thursday, Time Warp Day; Friday, Spirit Day (green and black).

The traditional parade will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in downtown Savanna. The parade will proceed from the former Shopko parking lot through the alley between Sullivan’s and Jo-Carroll Energy onto Third Street, turn onto Division Street and then south on Main Street, ending back at the marina entrance.

Those driving convertibles and the fire trucks are asked to pull behind Shopko for line-up along with the class floats.

“We encourage all those who will be watching the parade to not park in the Shopko parking lot,” said Missy Hartman, Student Council advisor. “It gets so congested with the entries and getting around all the extra cars is not safe.”

“When lining up, please make sure you are all facing the alley for easier line-up,” added Hartman, “and we encourage those who should park in the parking lot to please not park near parade entries.”

Rain date for the parade is 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.

The Homecoming king and queen will be crowned immediately following the parade at Massey Field at WCHS.

Friday will be the homecoming football game against the Forreston Cardinals, with kick-off set for 7 p.m.

Homecoming festivities culminate Saturday, Oct. 1, with the dance from 7-10 p.m. in the high school gym.

Local civic organizations and boosters are welcomed and encouraged to support the students through the parade and other related activities. Businesses in all three towns are invited to decorate their business fronts in support of the Thunder.

Non-school groups are encouraged to participate in the parade, but they should have some theme, sign, etc., that pertains to Homecoming. Those who would like to join the parade may contact the WCHS student council advisor. No political person or group will be allowed.