Senior queen candidates for the 2006 Northview High School Fall Homecoming are Kayla Chiles, Brogyn Mullinix, Madison Kirchner, Andrea Thomas and Sandy Little.
By IVY HERRON
The staff members and students of Northview High School are gearing up for Homecoming Weekend on Friday.
"(Homecoming) really means a lot to the students, which is always the most important part of this week," Guidance Counselor Scott McDonald said.
McDonald said participation in homecoming activities are can become some of the most enduring memories for students after they leave high school.
"It's a way for students to relax, have some fun and generate school spirit," he said. "We have planned several fun things for homecoming week."
An additional bonus for each class participating in events and dress up days is they earn points toward a final score at the end of the week. The class with the most points will get control of the senior patio area for one week.
On Monday, students can do their best to "cloak" themselves during Camouflage Day. At 7:30 p.m., a team from each class hits the volleyball court to compete for a chance to play the teacher's volleyball team and win Victory Volleyball.
On Tuesday, the halls will fill with blue jeans, flannel shirts, cowboy boots and ten-gallon hats as students dress for Farmer/Cowboy/Hick Day.
On Wednesday, students will flashback to the electric colors, big hair and flashy fashion of the 80s and 90s for Retro Day.
On Thursday, students will do their "smurfy smurf best" to find their hidden Smurf -- you remember, those little blue cartoon characters that wore white hats and lived in mushroom-shaped houses in the 1980s -- for Smurf Day.
On Friday, students will wear maroon, silver and black clothing for School Colors Day. An afternoon Pep Session in the gymnasium will recognize all of the fall sports while each class will compete in a football relay.
The fund doesn't end there.
"Friday night is the tremendously popular famous lip-sync contest," McDonald said of the event that has as many as 1500 spectators in the past.
During lunchtime throughout the week, and at Friday's game, student council members will sell tickets for the lip-sync show for $1. DVD copies of the lip sync show are also available for sale. Those interested in purchasing a copy must register for however many copies they want at the show.
The money raised will help cover the cost of homecoming events, according to McDonald, who said, "We hope even more people will come out and have fun with us during this year's event."