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Homecoming plans released

October Homecoming plans announced 

Sept. 16, 2014

By Madi Wegner

Homecoming has been a long-standing tradition at Silver Lake. This year’s celebration week starts Oct. 6 and ends Oct. 10.

The Senior Homecoming candidates are Kennedy Hamilton, Kristen Howser, Alyssa Schultejans, Kaitlyn Shoemaker, Zach Boyd, Kyle Byers, Jace Freeman, and Ryan Matzke.

Boyd described what he is most looking forward to during Homecoming.

“I am excited for shooting the Homecoming video because we have a pretty funny group of people to make a funny video,” Boyd explained.

Shoemaker shared what being nominated means to her.

“Being a candidate to me means being a role model at Silver Lake High School, but also in the Silver Lake community,” Shoemaker said.

Spirit Day themes are as follows: Monday - Princess/Prince Day; Tuesday - Superhero Day; Wednesday - ”Grease/Hairspray” Day; Thursday - Favorite Movie Day; and Friday - Spirit Day.

According to Kirsten Cunningham, StuCo sponsor, prizes will be awarded each day, with judging taking place during seminar.

She said StuCo has also decided hallway themes: Freshmen - “Harry Potter,” Sophomores - “Alice in Wonderland,” Juniors - “Wizard of Oz,” and Seniors - “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Hall decorating will occur on Sunday, Oct. 5.

Junior StuCo President Kenzie Kriss explained what she think the best part of Homecoming will be.

“The ceremony has changed a little bit, but mostly everything is staying the same to stay true to tradition. The best part will probably be the pep rally and parade,” Kriss said.

The parade lineup will start Friday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. Beginning at 1:30 p.m, the parade will take place throughout the streets of Silver Lake. Students entering a float can sign up in the office, and community members entering a float can contact Cyndi Circle, StuCo sponsor, at the high school at (785) 582-4639 or

The football game Friday night against Rock Creek will start at 7 p.m. and the Homecoming crowning ceremony will begin at halftime. The week concludes with a dance at 9 p.m. in the high school commons.

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P.O. Box 39
Silver Lake, Kansas 66539
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