Homecoming festivities underway
Anyone who spends time around high schoolers may have detected that there’s something in the air this week, that students have a little bounce in their step. Keeping pace with the age-old tradition honored by high schools across the country, Park City High School (PCHS) is celebrating homecoming.
The weeklong affair is being held to cheer on the football team, unite the student body, and encourage community involvement, explained Tracy Lewis, PCHS student council member. According to Lewis, the student council started planning homecoming a few weeks before school even started.
This year, organizers want to see a greater percent of the student body participating in homecoming events. Also, Lewis said that they want to invite the community to get involved.
Everything this week is centered around the football game, Lewis said. The game is Friday night at 7 p.m. against Uintah.
Homecoming at PCHS follows many of the same traditions, year after year. However, one major change this year is the reinstatement of Powder Puff and Powder Buff games. Powder Puff is a flag football game for girls and Powder Buff is a boys volleyball game. The games are arranged as seniors versus juniors, with a draft of sophomore players that will divide them between the two teams. Lewis said that both games will be held in the evening when more community members can watch.
PCHS alumni may remember Powder Puff games from the past. According to Shaun Livingston, student council president, a game a few years ago got out of control, girls were pulling hair, and there was a general deviation from traditional flag football rules. Because of the debacle, powder puff was temporarily banned from homecoming. This year, student council met with PCHS principal Hilary Hays to petition to bring the game back. Livingston said that they will be trying to start a legacy this year so students can continue to play Powder Puff and Buff games in the future. Lewis explained that this year, teachers will serve as referees. Everyone involved will be responsible for keeping the game clean and fair. PCTV is planning to broadcast Powder Puff game.
Students will be building and decorating floats every day after school. The floats will be part of a parade during halftime at the football game. Also during halftime, homecoming royalty will be crowned and fans will be treated to a fireworks display.
Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. a tailgating party will be held in the parking lot at the high school. Tailgating brings together students and community members before the football game for food and face painting. This Friday’s tailgating is organized by the high school Key Club, and sponsored by the Back to Our Roots Scholarship Fund.
Tickets to win a motorized scooter in a chance drawing will be sold at the football game and during tailgating.
Homecoming festivities will come to a close on Saturday evening, with the homecoming dance at Legacy Lodge.
On Sunday, the PCHS Environmental Club will climb up to the PC on the hill to clean it. According to Dolly Duke environmental club president, students cover the letters with paint and decoration throughout the week, and the environmental club wants to make sure everything gets cleaned up. Call the high school at 645-5650 with questions.
Spirit week: Themed days, students can come to school dressed according to each day’s theme
Float decorating: After school students will be decorating class floats
Powder Buff volleyball: 5 p.m.
Bonfire: 7 p.m.
Tailgating: 5 p.m.
Football game vs. Uinta: 7 p.m.
Parade and crowing of royalty during halftime
Powder Puff flag football: 5 p.m.
Dance: 8 p.m.
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