Westerners ready to celebrate homecoming

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The 2017-2018 Akron-Westfield homecoming candidates are, front from left, Brynn Van Eldik, Cassie Hansen, Jordan Neubrand, Laken Mullinix, Courtney Waterbury, and Kiana Appley. Back row, A.J. Nemesio, Conner Anderson, Juan Sanchez, Quinn Bundy, Christian Wolthuizen, and Max Anderson.
(Photo Courtesy of the Akron Hometowner)

AKRON — “Victory is Timeless” is the theme for Akron-Westfield’s 2017 homecoming celebration.

The school district will kick off this year’s festivities on Monday, Sept. 18 with Spirit Days.

On Monday, students will be encouraged to do their best nerd impression for Nerd Day, while Tuesday, each class will sport a different color. At the middle school level, students will wear neon, freshman will wear gray, sophomores red, juniors will donne white, seniors black, and staff will wear pink.

Decade Day will take over the hallways on Wednesday, with each student dressing appropriately for the decade of their choosing. Movie and TV characters will come to life on Thursday, as the student body will dress as their favorite.

Akron-Westfield Pride Day will conclude Spirit Days on Friday with everyone wearing their favorite A-W gear to show their school pride.

Coronation of the Akron-Westfield king and queen will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the new gym.

This year’s king candidates are: Connor Anderson, son of Jody and Erin Anderson, of Akron; Max Anderson, son of Kevin and Pam Anderson of Akron; Quinn Bundy, son of Doug and Julie Bundy of Akron; AJ Nemesio, son of Tony and Theresa Nemesio of Akron; Juan Sanchez, son of Fernando and Marta Sanchez of Akron; and Christian Wolthuizen, son of Jeff and Lisa Wolthuizen of Akron.

The 2017 homecoming queen candidates are: Kiana Appley, daughter of Dustin and Melinda Appley of Akron; Cassie Hansen, daughter of Jeremy and Kim Hansen of Akron; Laken Mullinix, daughter of Don Mullinix and Rachel Nelson of Akron; Jordan Neubrand, daughter of Jeff and Melissa Neubrand of Sioux City; Brynn Van Eldik, daughter of Dan and Robyn Van Eldik of Westfield; and Courtney Waterbury, daughter of Randy and Joanne Waterbury of Akron.

On Friday, the parade will begin at 2 p.m. and will extend from Haskell Street and North Eighth Street and finish at Reed Street and South Second Street.

Parade entries are being accepted through Sept. 20. Anyone interested in being a part of the homecoming parade can contact the high school office at 712-568-2020. There is no cost to be a part of the parade.

The week of Sept. 18-23 will be busy as the Westerners will be in action on the court and field.

The volleyball team will be in action twice that week, beginning with Remsen St. Mary’s at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19 at home. The team will then travel to Elk Point-Jefferson on Thursday, Sept. 21 to face off in a triangular.

A tailgate will be sponsored by the A-W Athletic Booster Club prior to the Westerners hitting the gridiron against Westwood at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22.

The week will cap off this year’s homecoming festivities with the dance from 9 to midnight following the game in the new gym.

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