West High Celebrates 2016 Homecoming

West High School will celebrate the 2016 homecoming, “Under the Sea,” October 3-7.  Spirit Days for the week: Manic Monday; Beach Day Tuesday; Dress Like Your Date or Twin Day Wednesday; Spirit Day Thursday; and Class Color Friday.

The traditional powder puff football game starts the activities off on Saturday, October 1 at 6:00 p.m. at the Riverside football field. Coronation of the homecoming royalty takes place Monday, October 3, in the West High Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

The homecoming parade is on Thursday, October 6 at 1:30 p.m. starting at Heartland Baptist Church on West 19th Street and going south to Liberty Elementary School on Rebecca Street. The parade will feature the homecoming royalty, the West High cheerleaders, the West High and West Middle marching bands, class floats, representatives from the West feeder schools of West Middle, Liberty, Loess Hills, Riverside and Perry Creek Elementary, West Stock, and various sports and organizations.

That evening, the Wolverines take on Des Moines Lincoln at 7:30 p.m. in a football matchup. Royalty will be introduced during halftime, and the West High School Marching Band will be performing during the half time show. Concluding the week’s festivities will be a dance on Friday, October 7th in the West High School Den from 8 – 11:00 p.m.

Candidates for homecoming queen are: Tanisha Adamson, daughter of Nick & Missy Gengler and John & Kelly Adamson; Jaecee Benson, daughter of Shane and Jaimee Benson; DeLaney Berke, daughter of Randy and Jackie Berke; Rebekah Derochie, daughter of Kerry and Stacey Derochie ; Amelia Duax, daughter of Tim and Mary Duax; Gilma Garcia, daughter of Jose and Martha Garcia; Erykah Jones, daughter of Kevin and Kemi Jones; Khenadi Jones, daughter of Chris Jones; Maya Mackey, daughter of Harold and Jennifer Mackey; and Brianna Moore, daughter of Darryl Moore and Marisa Cummings.

Candidates for homecoming king are: Joe Bauer, son of John and Darla Bauer; Bobby Berntson, son of Eric and Amy Berntson; Avery Brun, son of Walter Turner and Lisa Brun; Tyler Claussen, son of Steve and Karla Claussen; Jonathan Grima, son of Jose Rafael and Stephanie Grima; Michael James, son of Robert and Jessica James; James King, son of James King and Shakelia Jordan; Phoenix Larned, son of Ken and Vanessa Larned; Joel Stroman, son of Chad and Shanee Stroman; and Tommy Worden, son of Michael and Jamie Worden.

This year’s escorts are Kyler Sanders, son of Andrew and Melissa Sanders; Patrick Foreman, son of Tim and Mary Foreman; Kayleigh Cleveland, daughter of Cory and Jamie Cleveland; Danielle Schultz, daughter of John and Amy Schultz. Emcee’s for coronation are Rafael Serrano, son of Rogelo and Amelia Serrano; and Payton Beaumier, daughter of Kelly Beaumier