Hamilton Says Aloha to Homecoming
Week of events will be capped off with a football game Friday and dance Saturday.
Students at Hamilton Hamilton High School are showing their school spirit Hawaiian style this week as the school celebrates homecoming.
Homecoming week has a Hawaiian theme this year that lasts six days and has included sleeping bag races, a hula hoop contest and marshmallow drop so far.
“This is an exciting week for us at Hamilton High School,” Hamilton Principal Candis Mongan. “Students are involved in theme days, lunch competitions by grade level, powder puff, a bon fire and fireworks, as well as the traditional pep rally, varsity football game and dance. This is an especially special year as it marks the building’s 50th homecoming. Building tours will take place Friday, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.”
The powder puff football games will begin at 5 p.m. tonight with freshmen taking on juniors, and sophomores will take on seniors at 6 p.m. The consolation game will begin at 7 p.m. and the championship game will begin at 8 p.m., followed by a bonfire and fireworks at 9 p.m.
Events the rest of the week include:
- Thursday: beach day, with a tissue box race
- Friday: charger pride day, with a most spirited contest
Friday will also feature a pep rally at 1 p.m., a food drive to benefit the Sussex Food Pantry and a football game at 7 p.m. where the varsity team will take on Wauwatosa East High School.
The homecoming dance will take place Saturday with the grand march beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the gym of the high school and the dance will begin at 7 p.m.
This year’s homecoming court includes:
- Freshman: Jamie Sherman;
- Sophomores: Therese Merkel, Ella Morris, Zach Gaatz
- Juniors: Emily Poenitsch, Jenna Kalupa, Jessica Braun, Joe Eggert, Tony Gumina, Andy McClone
- Seniors: Amy Walsh, Torie Gramoll, Jessica Rupnow, Kara Bednarek, Andrew Cronin, Schuyler Thao, Paul Mora, and Mac Rink
Students may purchase tickets to the dance during lunch for $15. Tickets for the grand march will cost $1 or a donation of a non-perishable food item and will be made available at the door.