September 12, 2018 Celebrations

East High Homecoming Week 2018

2018 NHS King & Queen
2018 Homecoming Queen Sarah Glade & King Todd baker

[vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”303548″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”303547″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes”]East High will celebrate homecoming week September 17-22. The theme is “Game Night.” The coronation will take place in the auditorium at 2:00 pm on Monday, September 17.

That evening, weather permitting, the parade will kick off on Morningside Avenue at 6:30 pm, featuring Dr. Paul Gausman, superintendent, as the grand marshal. The parade will also feature the homecoming royalty, the East High and East Middle marching bands, and the East High cheerleaders. Representatives from the East feeder elementary schools will also participate. Following the parade, the Spirit Bonfire on East High’s band field will begin at 8 pm featuring the drumline and cheerleaders.

As part of a service project tied to homecoming week, the student council is collecting new and gently used Halloween costumes to donate to students in East feeder schools. Community members can contribute to this project by dropping costumes off at the East High main entrance or by contacting Michelle Pick at or Tavia Heyer at

On Tuesday and Wednesday, festivities continue with the Power Buff Boys’ volleyball tournament during homeroom in the gym. Then, on Wednesday at 3:15, the traditional Powder Puff Football game will take place on the band practice field at 3:15 pm.

Thursday’s pep assembly will take place in the school’s gym at 9:30 am. Then, that night students will rally the East Raiders to victory at 7 pm. Prior to the game, “A Taste of Morningside” will take place at Olsen Stadium, offering a variety of favorite Morningside food options for people to try.

Friday’s dance will take place in the East High Commons from 8:00 – 11:00 pm.  Students can purchase their dance tickets at lunch and in homeroom during homecoming week.

Spirit Days for the week are, Monday: Dress-Up Day, Tuesday: Dress like Your Date Day, Wednesday: Class Distinction Day (Freshmen: 80’s, Sophomores: Farmers, Juniors: Hawaiian, Seniors: Togas), Thursday: Crazy, All-Out Orange and Black Day, and Friday: Pajama Day.

The candidates for Homecoming Queen are: Cheyenne Bennett, daughter of Kevin and Sheracy Bennett; Denisse Camarena, daughter of Mary and Fernando Buenrostro; Allee Downing, daughter of Matt and Staci Downing; Ashley Flynn- daughter of Dave and Lynette Flynn; Anni

Funke, daughter of Neal and Jenee Funke; Ryley Nelson, daughter of Ryan and Charlotte Nelson; Nicole Serrano, daughter of Mary Vanfosson and Juan Serrano; Baylee Stodola, daughter of Joel and Andrea Stoodla; Kirstin Sykes, daughter of Jim and Laurie Sykes; Kayla Washington, daughter of Jane Warren and Marcel Washington; and Nikki Wilkerson,daughter of Jeff and Shelia Wilkerson.

The candidates for Homecoming King are: Jordan Abrams, son of David Abrams and Angel Wallace; Thomas Burkhart, son of Carin Burkhart Burns and stepson of Tiffany Burns; Kyle Burns, son of Keith and Mary Burns; Javonte Keck, son of Jen Keck; Alex Kleider, son of Greg and Andrea Kleider; Nathan Petrik, son of Robert and Kathryn Petrik; Isaac Plambeck, son of Scott and Lila Plambeck; Aidan Vanderloo, son of Jim and Jody Vanderloo; Edward Voloshen, son of Ed and Carol Voloshen;  Kaleb Voss, son of Kraig and Belinda Voss; and Nathan Zyzda -son of Chris and Jamie Zyzda.

The homecoming sponsor is the East High School Student Council.  The planning committee includes Emily Fischer, Tom Hales, Cara Kern, Michelle Pick, Jennifer Swanson, Nancy Treft, Kelli Tuttle, and Deb Van Peursem.