Homecoming ready to kick off

Nine of this year’s 10 candidates for Princeton High School homecoming king and queen show off their costumes Monday morning at the school on the candidates’ “super hero” dress-up day. Pictured in back are Zack Ludwig as Batman, Chase Lindenfelser as Batman, Ally McAlpine as Batgirl, and Nolan Hansen as Batman. In front are Dalton Mattson as Captain America, Claire Barthel as Iron Man, Isaiah Mayerchak as Mr. Fantastic, Leigha Embertson as The Hulk, and Grace McDevitt as Batgirl. Missing is queen candidate Magnolia McLaughlin.

The candidates have been selected from the senior class at Princeton High School (PHS) for the school district’s homecoming week, which begins Monday, Oct. 1, and culminates with a homecoming dance following the 7 p.m. varsity football game Friday, Oct. 5, against Albany.

The homecoming coronation ceremony will be Oct. 1 in the PHS performing arts center (PAC), starting at 7 p.m. It will include music by the PHS chamber singers, as well as a slide show featuring the homecoming candidates.

The candidates learned they had been chosen last Friday morning when they were awakened with the news by members of the PHS student council. One of the candidates – Magnolia McLaughlin – was already in school by then so she was given the news there.

Joining McLaughlin as queen candidates are Claire Barthel, Leigha Embertson, Allyson McAlpine and Grace McDevitt. The king candidates are Nolan Hansen, Chase Lindenfelser, Zachary Ludwig, Dalton Mattson and Isaiah Mayerchak.

The senior class voted for the 10 candidates. The entire student body (grades 9-12) will get to vote for king and queen.

Theme dress-up days will be held during homecoming week. Themes, starting Oct. 1, are: Monday – Olympics, Tuesday – glitter sparkle neon, Wednesday – white shirt, Thursday – duct tape, and Friday – Tiger pride.

Homecoming candidates had their own dress-up days this week with themes being: Monday – super hero, Tuesday – fast food, Wednesday – Scooby Doo, Thursday – bathroom utility, Friday – space day.

Other homecoming activities will include the PHS pep fest on Oct. 5, and a short homecoming parade during halftime of the homecoming football game. Earlier in the day, traveling pep fests will take place at the other school buildings.