Wakonda students revel in homecoming traditions

Wakonda students revel in homecoming traditions If there's one week that drives school teachers crazy with non-attentive students it is homecoming.

The traditional football game for which alumni return home to root for their hometown team, has expanded into a week-long celebration of festivities. Don't plan on getting much done academically during this period.

The week of Sept. 27 opened with Cowboy Day at Wakonda School. Dressing up as cowboys and cowgirls, complete with lasso ropes and horses hitched in the parking lot, introduced Dress Up Days of the Week.

Tuesday followed with Toga Day, Wednesday was Hobo Day, Thursday is Cross Dress Day, and finally Spirit Day is on Friday.

Winners at press time were, Cowboy Day, Alex Nielsen and Meghan Martz; and Toga Day, Nick Peterson and Erin Spurrell.

Monday night hosted Coronation with Queen Meghan Martz and King Eric Skonhovd reigning over Homecoming 2004. The night ended with a bon fire chanting victory cries for all sports teams this week. Also, the cross country team competed at West Central with Rob Gregoire finishing third.

Tuesday and Thursday highlights were Wakonda hosting the Tri-Valley Conference Volleyball Tournament. Results were unknown at press time.

Finally, the traditional homecoming parade begins at 1:30 p.m. on Friday and the football game is at 7 p.m. in Wakonda vs. the Tea Titans. All in all the week is a celebration of pride and reminds all of the good ol' days of high school.

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