2015-10-31 / The Rock

Rocket Homecoming doesn’t dissapoint

By Chloe Cates


Person High School Key Club members participate in the Homecoming Parade. Person High School Key Club members participate in the Homecoming Parade. Person High School’s (PHS) Student Council worked to make the Rocket Homecoming Week, Oct. 5 - 9, better than ever before.

The Rockets football team capped off the week with a win when they took on the East Chapel Hill Wildcats on Oct. 9 under the Rocket Stadium Friday night lights.

Spirit week, a pep rally, a Friday afternoon homecoming parade, and two powder puff football games helped gear up students for the game.

Spirit Week, a time when students are encouraged to show their spirit through themed attire was a fun time for students and staff.

Monday was Mathletes vs Athletes Day; Tuesday, Generation Day; Wednesday, Decades Day; Thursday, Color War Day; and Friday, Game Day.

Each class, freshman through senior classes, was assigned a specific attire based on each day’s theme.

For instance, on Wednesday, freshmen dressed for the ‘90s, sophomores dressed for the ‘80s, juniors dressed for the ‘60s and seniors dressed for the ‘70s.

The pep rally was held during the last class period on Thursday, Oct. 8 in Rocket Stadium.

Fall sports athletes were recognized.

The Rocket cheerleaders and PHS band front performed.

Xavier Bryant won the Mr. Pep award for best school spirit, and Treshan Mcrae won runner-up.

PHS administrators Arthur Fleming and Christopher Kelly performed Silento’s the Whip and the Nae Nae, the latest dance craze, alongside English teachers Lotticia Mack and Barbara King.

The Homecoming Parade began at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9.

The PHS Homecoming Court, football players, cheerleaders, and several PHS clubs participated in the parade.

This year’s Homecoming Court included freshmen Morgan Talley and Zooma Obeng, sophomores Carly Hawkins and Haley Smith, juniors Alexis Williams and Yuritzi Garduno, and seniors Devin Fox, Gabby Cates, and Alicia Jimenez.

The Homecoming Queen, senior Gabby Cates, was announced at halftime during the game.

Due to poor weather over the past two weeks that has left the football field saturated with water, the powder puff football game was moved from Homecoming Week to the following week.

On Oct. 13, Student Council members entertained fans with all-female junior varsity and varsity football games, while several male students took to the sidelines as the Rocket cheerleaders.

A portion of the admission sales was donated to Victory Junction, a camp for special needs kids.

Senior Homecoming Queen Gabby Cates said, “Being part of the Homecoming Court is a great opportunity, a chance to represent the senior class as well as the entire school.”

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