Purdy High School celebrates homecoming this week

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
The 2018 Purdy High School Homecoming and Mr. Tip-Off candidates, pictured front row from left, are: freshman Bayleigh Robbins, sophomore Shana Whisman. Back Row: juniors Kyler Propps and Emma Harkey, freshman Osiel Aldava, seniors Kole Rea and Emma Mareth, and sophomore Harley Stephens. Contributed photo

Disney, Polynesian and Traffic Light Day festivities planned

Purdy High School is celebrating homecoming this week, with activities building up to the basketball showdown with the McAuley Warriors on Friday.

Theme for homecoming is the Disney film "Moana," a tribute to Polynesia. Special dress-up days are planned, such as Disney Day, Beach Day, School Spirit Day and Traffic Light Day, where students wear colors representing their relationship status: Red for Taken; Yellow for It’s Complicated and Green for Available.

The week’s festivities will culminate in the crowning of the 2018 Mister Tip-Off at a special assembly, hosted by the Purdy High School cheerleaders, on Friday afternoon.

Candidates for Mr. Tip-Off are freshman Osiel Aldava, son of Andres and Norma Aldava; sophomore Harley Stephens, son of Jamie Roller and Michael Stephens; junior Kyler Propps, son of Kevin and Mica Propps; and senior Kole Rea, son of Kevin Rea and Brandon and Jennifer Rose.

The homecoming queen candidates will be introduced between the junior varsity and varsity games on Friday, following the Hall of Fame induction.

Members of the royal court are freshman Bayleigh Robbins, daughter of Cecil and Jennifer Robbins; sophomore Shana Whisman, daughter of Shane Whisman and Denise Hembree; junior Emma Harkey, daughter of Sam Harkey and Amy Harkey; and senior Emma Mareth, daughter of Ed and Julia Mareth.

Also participating in the ceremony will be Pacie Utter, daughter of Coy and Carrie Utter, as flower girl, and Bryson Terry, son of Spencer and Shelby Terry, as crown bearer. Parents of both are Purdy alumni.

A dance, sponsored by the Student Council, will follow the varsity game for students and their special guests. Tabitha Farris and Lacy Nelson are the Student Council advisors. Homecoming is also being sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of America chapter, in conjunction with FBLA Week.

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