Purdy High School homecoming this week

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Purdy High School homecoming royalty candidates and their escorts are pictured from left. Front row: freshmen Areli Garcia and Bentley Stephens and kindergarten escorts Madison Robbins and Charlie Cornelius. Back row: junior candidates Scotty Henry and Soledad Salas; senior candidates Isbell Ibarra and Mason Schallert, and sophomore candidates Kinsley Mattingly and Jake Brown. Contributed photo

Mister Tip-Off named Friday afternoon, queen at game

Purdy High School will celebrate homecoming on Friday as part of festivities that include the Hall of Fame induction.

As part of the recognition to the 1981 girls basketball team's induction into the school's Hall of Fame, homecoming will have a "We Love the 1980s" theme, organized by the Student Council.

On Monday, students wore class colors. Students grades six and younger wore black and gold, the school colors. seventh graders wore green, eighth graders blue, freshmen white, sophomores pink, juniors gold and seniors black. Tuesday was "Twinzies" day, where students found a buddy or group and dressed alike. Today is Tourist Day, where students were encouraged to wear cameras, carry luggage and other signs of coming from afar.

Thursday will be a unique event, Fake an Injury Day, where students bandage themselves, wear braces, carry crutches or other creative signs of physical debilitation. Friday will be 80's Day, where students are urged to wear headbands, bangles, leather jackets, mullets, track suits and other fashion statements of the period.

Coronation for Mister Tip-Off will be held at a special Homecoming Assembly on Friday afternoon. Candidates for the honor include freshman Bentley Stephens, sophomore Jake Brown, junior Scotty Henry and senior Mason Schallert. The cheerleaders selected candidates from the basketball players, and the full student body voted to select the winner.

Evening festivities will begin with the junior varsity basketball contest against Crane at 6 p.m. The Hall of Fame induction and crowning of the queen will follow, prior to the varsity game.

Members of the royal court include freshman Areli Garcia, sophomore Kingsley Mattingly, junior Soledad Salas, and senior Isbell Ibarra. Each class selected a representative for the royal court, and the full student body voted to select the queen.

A homecoming dance will follow the games in the school cafeteria.

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