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Homecoming 2014

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Homecoming activities in full force this week

Crowning ceremony will be at halftime on Friday


Originally written on Sept. 16, 2014

Updated Oct. 2, 2014


By Madi Wegner

Homecoming has been a long-standing tradition at Silver Lake. This year’s celebration week begins Monday, Oct. 6 and ends on Friday, Oct. 10.

The Senior Homecoming candidates are Kennedy Hamilton, Kristen Howser, Alyssa Schultejans, Kaitlyn Shoemaker, Zach Boyd, Kyle Byers, Jace Freeman, and Ryan Matzke. The crowning ceremony will be at halftime, which is a change from previous years when it was held prior to the football game.

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.

The decorating of the hallways for Homecoming will be this Sunday, Oct. 5, at the high school. The decorating will begin at 3 p.m. and go until 6 p.m. This is a StuCo-sponsored event; however, students must bring their own supplies and ladders to decorate. 

According to Kenzie Kriss, Junior StuCo president, the hallway themes are: Freshmen - “Harry Potter,” Sophomores - “Alice in Wonderland,” Juniors - “Wizard of Oz,” and Seniors - “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

Spirit Day dress up themes are as follows: Monday - Princess/Prince Day; Tuesday - ”Grease/Hairspray” Day ; Wednesday - Superhero 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.

On Friday, junior high and high school students will have a normal schedule with no fourth block on this gold day. The Homecoming video will be shown in the Performing Arts Center at 8 a.m., and candidate voting will take place immediately after the video in first block classes. Cheerleaders, pommers, band members, and Homecoming candidates will be excused from first block for the Homecoming ceremony practice.

The parade lineup will start Friday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. Beginning at 1:45 p.m, the parade will take place throughout the streets of Silver Lake. Cyndi Circle, StuCo sponsor, said floats should be pointing North on Masche Street but south of Pottawatomie St.  Students entering a float can sign up in the office, and community members entering a float can contact Circle 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.

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.


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