MMCRU ready to take ‘A Road Trip to Victory’

Friday, September 13, 2019
(Photo Contributed) This year’s MMCRU homecoming royalty candidates are front from left, Kaitlyn Goth, Christa Lux, Taylor Schlenger, Shana Ames, and Faith Olson. Back row, Cade Owens, Byron Carrillo, Josh Maass, Isaac Goeken, and Zac Schmid.

MARCUS — The communities Marcus, Remsen, Meriden and Cleghorn are ready to take a road trip. “A Road Trip to Victory” that is, as they celebrate Homecoming 2019.

Beginning, Monday, Sept. 16, the festivities will kick off with the first Spirit Day. At the high school they will have Scrabble Day, while the middle school with celebrate with Pajama Day, and elementary buildings will don unique socks for Crazy Sock Day.

That evening, the JV football team will play at Marcus at 5:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., the coronation of this year’s king and queen will be held at the high school.

The 2019 queen candidates are: Shana Ames, daughter of Todd and Kristi Ames; Kaitlyn Goth, daughter of Jeff and Ann Goth; Christa Lux, daughter of Kevin and Carrie Lux; Faith Olson, daughter of Mike and Darcie Olson; and Taylor Schlenger, daughter of Joe and Danielle Schlenger.

The king candidates are: Byron Carrillo, son of Byron and Claudia Carrillo; Isaac Goeken, son of Scott and Jennifer Goeken; Josh Maass, son of Terry and Amy Maass; Cade Owens, son of Doug and Val Owens; and Zac Schmid, son of Jason and Theresa Schmid.

Tuesday will transport the high school students to anywhere in the world they’d like to travel as they dress up for Destination Day. The middle school students will dress in their favorite team’s gear, and the elementary students will celebrate with Hat Day.

In the afternoon the cross country team will compete at an invitational in Moville at 4:30 p.m., while the volleyball team will travel to Akron-Westfield at 5:30 p.m.

Each class at the high school will wear different colors during Battleship Day on Wednesday. The freshman will be dressed in grey, while the sophomores will wear red, the juniors will be in yellow, and the seniors in black. The staff will get into the spirit as they sport there best tie dye clothes.

At the middle school, Color Day will see the fifth graders in red, sixth graders in white, seventh graders in pink, and eighth graders in black. The elementary will also celebrate Color Day with each classroom teacher designating the color.

With a two-hour early out on Wednesday at the high school, a Powderpuff Football Game will be played between 1-3 p.m.

High schoolers will travel through the decades on Thursday as the freshman and sophomore dress up as the elderly and the juniors and sophomores go back in time to resemble the baby years. Superhero Day will be celebrated at the middle school, while elementary students will make it a point to not coordinate their clothes in recognition of Mismatch Day.

Another two-hour early dismissal Thursday will give the boys a chance to take part in a Powderpuff Volleyball game from 1-3 p.m. before the MMCRU girls hit the floor in volleyball action at 5:30 p.m., in Remsen.

The week will conclude with Spirit Day on Friday. From 8:15-11:15 a.m. will be the high school Powderpuff Championship, as well as the Class Olympics. Float decoration will take place from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m, with the parade directly following at 1:30 p.m., in Marcus. A pep rally will follow at the football field.

The Royals will hit the gridiron at 7 p.m., in Marcus as they take on Okoboji. The week long festivities will conclude with a bonfire directly following the game until 11:30 p.m.

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