North High Celebrates Homecoming
North High will celebrate homecoming week September 12-17. The theme is “Black Tie and Diamonds”.
Spirit Days for the week are: Monday: Shine Bright Like a Diamond (Wear Neon); Tuesday: Red Carpet Day (Dress Up Day); Wednesday: Kimye Day (Twin Day or Dress Like Your Date Day); Thursday: Classy Colors Day (freshmen – black, sophomores – gray, juniors-red, and seniors- blue); and Friday: Strut Your Spirit Day (red, white, and blue).
The coronation will take place in the school’s gym at 7:00 pm on Monday, September 12. The ceremony will be under the direction of emcees Isabel Hamburger and Mark Rensberger. On Tuesday, September 13 the traditional Powder Puff football tournament will take place starting at 3:00 pm at the Leeds Field. On Wednesday, September 14 the senior class will be completing a senior class project. The students will be assembling 200 care packages for cancer patients at the June E. Nylen Cancer Center.
On Thursday, September 15, weather permitting; the parade will kick off from 38th and Floyd Blvd at 1:30 pm. The parade will feature Mrs. Jeaneite Lorenz as the grand marshal. Lorenz was in the Sioux City School District for over 20 years as a professional school counselor. The parade will also feature the homecoming royalty, the North High and North Middle marching bands, and the North High cheerleaders. Representatives from Bryant, Hunt, Irving, Leeds, and Perry Creek Elementary Schools, and the Clark Early Childhood Center will also be in the parade.
On Friday, September 16, the pep assembly begins at 2:05 p.m. in the school’s gym as students rally the North Stars to victory for the 7:30 p.m. contest with Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln. On Saturday, September 17, the dance will take place at North Middle School from 8–11:00 pm.
The candidates for Homecoming Queen are: Veronica Boogerd, daughter of Wade Boogerd and Bobbi Boogerd; Emily Dirks, daughter of Steve and Amy Dirks; Claire Henry, daughter of Troy Henry and Allison Siebens; Lexi Hettinger, daughter of Jim and Jayne Hettinger; Juliet Hubert, daughter of Josh Pinney and Sarah Hubert; Kwincie Maynard, daughter of Rob and Abby Maynard; Michaela McGlohon, daughter of Mark and Jane McGlohon; Libby Moore, daughter of Rick and Lori Moore; Seneca Nelson, daughter of John and Connie Nelson; and Marlee O’Brien, daughter of Todd O’Brien and Anne O’Brien.
The candidates for Homecoming King are: Camden Beller, son of Rob and Amanda Beller; David Chapman, son of Randy Chapman and Dawn Snyder; Rashan Davis, son of Kevin Davis and Melissa Ahrenstorff; Grant Hein, son of Steve and Mindy Hein; Kenan Najdawi, son of Eyad and Sue Najdawi; Alext Tillo, son of Vince and Susan Tillo; Noah Weeter, son of Jay and Laura Weeter; Ben Wigton, son of Jim and Stef Wigton; Mitchell Wisniewski, son of Mark and Jessica Wisniewski; and Max Vollmer, son of John and Jennifer Vollmer.
Crowning this year’s royalty are senior attendants: Mercy Oyadare, daughter Billy and Sarah Oyadare; and Tyler Kempema, son of David Kempema and Latheia Spikes.
Sponsor of the homecoming is the North High School Student Council. The executive council consists of president Marlee O’Brien, vice-president Kimberly Knuth, treasurer Claire Henry, secretary Mercy Oyadare, sergeant-at-arms Brian Richardson, historian Kyleigh Davis, and faculty advisor Ms. Brenda Bush-Hanson.