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Stephanie Raper
In the Loop Editor

Homecoming 2013

     It’s that time of year again - FOOTBALL SEASON!  And believe it or not, Homecoming Week at the Grenada School District kicked off yesterday at Grenada High School with a tailgate breakfast in the parking lot for all the GHS students and faculty.  If you missed the breakfast yesterday, have no fear; a second chance is around the corner on Friday as parent volunteers step up and host yet another tailgate breakfast for the GHS student body.  The fun begins at approximately 7:00a.m., so don’t be late!

            Homecoming Week offers a variety of events designed to increase school spirit and camaraderie between the students.  Dress-up days are student favorites.  These events offer a creative outlet and a chance to wear clothing outside the school’s dress code for a few days.  This year’s dress-up days at Grenada High School are:

  • Wednesday, September 11 – Character Day   Students may dress as their favorite literary, cartoon, or superhero characters.  No costumes depicting violent or gang related characters or personalities will be allowed.  Students must wear a costume – not just a t-shirt depicting the character.  No bandannas should be worn as any part of a costume. Face painting will be allowed, but no masks of any kind should be worn.  (Students with costumes deemed inappropriate will be asked to remove the costume and don appropriate garb.)       
  • Thursday, September 12 – Camouflage Day – Camouflage clothing including camo hats may be worn.  No items that cover the face should be worn, however, camouflage face paint is allowed.  Hats must be worn in the correct way – not backwards, sideways, etc.  No cutoff shorts or shirts with cutoff sleeve will be allowed.  
  • Friday, September 13 – Spirit Day -  Students are encouraged to show their school spirit by wearing Grenada School District t-shirts.  These shirts may not be hand-painted or homemade; they must be official GSD club, sports, or district t-shirts.  Shirts must be tucked into pants. 

Other scheduled activities during Homecoming Week include the Charger Olympics on Thursday morning and the annual Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday.  The Charger Olympics pits class against class and students against teachers in wacky games designed to test skill, endurance, and a plain old sense of humor!  The top three winning teams are awarded horseshoe medals in the traditional Olympic colors of gold, silver, and bronze, plus red-white-and-blue medals for the runners-up. 

The Grenada High School Homecoming Court was elected by the student body at GHS.  Two maids are chosen from the Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior classes, while four maids are chosen from the Senior class.  The 2013 – 2014 Homecoming Queen, one of the Senior maids, will be announced at the festivities Friday night.  The Homecoming maids for 2013 -2014 are:

  • Senior Maids – Jesse Meadows, Jakayla Myers, Sydney Taylor, and Memoree Weathers
  • Junior Maids – Ashley Kellum, Alexia Moss
  • Sophomore Maids  - Allyn Flautt, Kristin Thomas
  • Freshman Maids - Tavonna Bounds, Calleigh Camp

Grenada High School Homecoming festivities will take place during a pre-game ceremony on Friday, September 13, 2013.  Charger Stadium gates will open at 5:30p.m. The Homecoming Parade will wind around the stadium beginning at 6:20p.m. and the Homecoming Court will take the field at 6:30p.m. Kickoff against Kosciusko is slated for 7:00p.m.  Make plans to join your friends and family this Friday and become part of the tradition as Grenada takes on Kosciusko for Homecoming 2014!  Go Chargers!