By Caitlin Cottrell
With the forecast of rain all week, the Wirt County High School homecoming was a success. The parade, queen crowning, and game all had their triumphs, especially the fact that the rain held off (for the most part).
All of Wirt County treasures the homecoming parade and shows up each year to line the streets and wait for candy. As it is tradition, each class decorated a float to the band’s half time show theme. This year, the theme was super heroes which gave the student body lots to work with as they spent the whole week constructing their floats.
Following the theme, each float displayed the classes’ tiger pride. The parade also included 12 sweethearts representing their clubs, the class princesses, Miss Tiger, and the queen candidates. Local businesses also participated by including floats to advertise their business and toss candy to the crowd.
Although the parade is fun, it’s really just to pump everybody up for the football game. Even though the team lost, they played the number 5 team in the state and fared well with them. The boys were able to score 20 points against the Bison while having personal goals met. Brant Freeland led the team with 21 tackles, and Aaron Peterman scored his first varsity touchdown while on defense with a recovered fumble.
“The kids played hard, the effort was good. Playing Williamstown and moving forward, we need to fix the mistakes we are making, but the effort has been there all year,” said Coach Hickman about the homecoming game.
As the fans were waiting for the game to commence, they had the opportunity to watch the crowning of the WCHS homecoming queen during half time. This year the three candidates were Allie Bailey, Katie Tichnell, and Emily Pelfrey, whom all looked beautiful in their dresses. After riding in the parade, they got to walk out onto the field with the class princesses and Miss Tiger.
Each candidate had their favorite activities announced along with their escorts before the crowning. Our 2015 Homecoming Queen is Katie Tichnell, who was escorted by Brady Ohrn and crowned by last year’s homecoming queen, Kalleigh Knicely.
All in all, our 2015 WCHS homecoming was enjoyable and fun for everyone. It leaves high expectations for next year’s homecoming and those after that.