East High will celebrate homecoming week October 2-6. The theme is “Dancing with the gods.” The coronation will take place in the auditorium at 2:00 pm on Monday, October 2.
The candidates for Homecoming Queen are: Hannah Cooke- daughter of Cheryl Bentz and Adam Cooke; Taylor Copple- daughter of Jason and Teresa Copple; Ana Cruz- daughter of Sarah and Andres Cruz; Grace Hildahl- daughter of Darin and Stacy Hildahl; Laura Houlsworth- daughter of Todd and Cindy Houlsworth; Ariel Kern- daughter of Troy and Cara Kern; Shana Mckie- daughter of Mandy Cook; Aleigha Peterson- daughter of Tammy Peterson; Avery Poole- daughter of Jason and Heather Poole; Alexandria Self- daughter of Jerry Self and Kellien Anderson; Olivia Tidwell- daughter of Ken and April Tidwell; and Lauren Van Dyke- daughter of Dave and Vicki Van Dyke.
The candidates for Homecoming King are: Anthony Anderson- son of Jan Anderson; Corey Choyce- son of Corey Choyce and Micheala French; Juan Gomez- son Juan Gomez and Patricia Moreno; Kevin Hernandez- son of Alberto and Olga Hernandez; Samuel Hildahl- son of Darin and Stacy Hildahl; Corey Kellen- son of Kirk Kellen and Jeanette Dobson; James Page- son of Dave and Staci Page; Eric Steele- son of Willie and Melissa Steele; Carter Strom- son of Sherri Strom and the late Joe Strom; Cole Taylor- son of Chuck and Allison Taylor; Gabriel Ruiz- son of Ricardo and Andrea Ruiz; and Parker Wolf- son of Paul and Christine Wolf.
On Thursday, October 5, weather permitting; the parade will kick off from the corner of Peters Park and Morningside Avenue at 6:30 pm. The parade will then travel down Cecelia Park.
The parade will also feature the homecoming royalty, the East High and East Middle marching bands, and the East High cheerleaders. Representatives from the elementary feeder schools will also be in the parade.
Following the parade, at approximately 8 pm on Thursday night, the traditional Spirit Bon Fire will take place at the practice field next to the East High softball fields.
Friday night from 5:30 – 7 pm the Taste of Morningside pre-game meal will be served in the shelter house of the Elwood Olsen Stadium. At 7 pm, the football game versus Des Moines Roosevelt will kick off. During the half time show, the East High marching band will perform.
The Pancake Feed Fundraiser will be held Saturday morning from 8 – 11 am. That night, the homecoming dance will take place in the East High commons area from 8 – 11 pm.
Spirit Days for the week are: Monday – Dress Up Day, Tuesday – Dress Like Your Date, Wednesday – Class Distinction (Senior: Toga, Junior: Punk, Sophomore: 80’s Workout, Freshmen: Nerd), Thursday – Thrift Shop Day, and Friday – Crazy Orange and Black.
West High will celebrate homecoming week September 11-15. The theme is “Arabian Nights.”
The week includes several celebration events. The traditional powder puff football game will be on Monday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Riverside football field. Coronation of the homecoming royalty takes place Tuesday, September 12 in the West High Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
The homecoming parade is on Friday, September, 15 at 1:30 p.m. starting at Heartland Baptist Church on West 19th towards Rebecca Street and ending at the Liberty Elementary School. The parade will feature West High administration, the parade marshall, homecoming royalty, the West High cheerleaders, the West High and West Middle marching bands, class floats, and Dr. Gausman, the Superintendent of the Sioux City Community School District. Representatives from the West feeder schools will also participate. The feeder schools include West Middle, Liberty, Lincoln, Loess Hills, and Riverside Elementary Schools.
Friday evening the Wolverines play at 7:30 p.m. in a football matchup with Thomas Jefferson. Homecoming royalty will be introduced during halftime and then West High marching band will be featured.
Concluding the week’s festivities will be a dance on Saturday, September 16 from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. in the West High School Den.
Spirit Days for the week are: Class Color Monday; Pajama Day Tuesday; Dress Like Your Date or Twin Day Wednesday; Decade Day Thursday; and Spirit Day Friday.
Candidates for homecoming queen are: Neftali Ramirez, daughter of Diego and Rocio Ramirez; Payton Beaumier, daughter of Kelly Beaumier and the late Cliff Beaumier; Caprice Delperdang, daughter of Layne and Trista Delperdang; Emily Molden, daughter of Mike and Sheila Molden; Caroline Oberg, daughter of Chris Oberg and Cindy Buys; Caroline Flannery daughter of Patrick and Stephanie Flannery; Mae Macfarlane, daughter of Jeff and Holly Macfarlane; Adilene Prieto, daughter of Hugo and Maria Prieto; Ciara Tullis, daughter of Brad and Tara Tullis; and Heidi Boettcher, daughter of Traci Verdoorn and Rodney Boettcher.
Candidates for homecoming king are: Simon Ngyuen, son of Boa Nguyen and Lam Ha; Bryon Cota, son of Alonso and Hermila Cota; Enrique DeLaGarza, son of Ron and Hollie DeLaGarza; Rafael Serrano, son of Rogelio and Amelia Serrano; Dustin Saia, son of Dawn Carney; Conner Birkes, son of Randy and Jackie Birkes; Blake Faber, son of Fred Faber; Oscar Grijalva, son of Oscar Grijalva and Felipa Mancillas; Alex Fracisco, son of Neil and Susan Fracisco; and Max Luesebrink, son of Mike and Rhonda Luesebrink.
Emcee’s for coronation are Hiatt Holman, son of Chris and Margaret Holman; and Maddie Felix, daughter of Jason and Jeannea Felix. Our Homecoming Marshall this year is Joan O’Harrow, a 2016 West High Retiree.