Blackhawks are the team to beat at homecoming

Friday, September 11, 2020
(Sentinel Photo by Kim Fickett) The 2020 homecoming royalty for Hinton Community Schools are front from left, Taylor Reuter, Rylee Johnson and Gloria Robles. Back row, Kade Hoefling, Derek Anderson and Jacob Means.

HINTON — The students, faculty, staff and community are eagerly awaiting the celebration of homecoming this year, even though it may look a little different than years past.

Homecoming week, under the theme “Blackhawks are the Team to Watch,” will kick off on Monday with Spirit Days.

Students from preschool to 12th grade will get in on the fun with each wearing a different color on Monday to mark the occasion.

At the elementary building, the preschoolers will be dresssed in gray, TK students will wear white, the kindergartners will dress in blue, first graders in black, second graders will show off their best yellow outfit, and third graders will don gray.

At the middle school, green will be the color of the day for the fourth graders, fifth graders will wear red, sixth graders will dig out their best yellow clothing attire, and red will be the color choice for the seventh and eighth graders.

The high schoolers will round out the Color Day fun, with freshman getting to wear purple, sophomores donning blue, juniors dressed in white, and seniors sporting black. School staff will be encouraged to wear green.

On Tuesday, students across all grade levels will proudly wear their favorite Jersey/Workout Wear, while Wednesday students will channel their inner 60’s and 70’s vibe and dress as Hippies, Thursday will be America Day, and of course the week will round out with everyone sporting their favorite black and gold attire.

This year’s homecoming court was announced last weekend. Freshman attendants are, Sayler Jauer and Bode Binneboese; sophomore attendants are, Aubree Lake and Glen Carlson; and junior attendants are, Madalyn Fox and Owen Eli.

Senior queen and king candidates are: Taylor Reuter, daughter of Ken and Cheri Reuter; Gloria Robles, daughter of DJ and Angie Kunkel; Rylee Johnson, daughter of Dave and Kelli Johnson; Derek Anderson, son of Scott and Jodi Anderson; Kade Hoefling, son of Scott and Pam Hoefling; and Jacob Means, son of Mike and Stacie Means.

Ushers are Claire Kasperbauer and Hunter Seibold and emcees are Brooke Breyfogle and Caden Sussex.

Coronation will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Held Sports Complex.

On Friday, Sept. 18, the student body and community will come together for a pep rally at 1:20 p.m. at the football field. At 2:30 p.m., the homecoming parade will run the same route as previous years, starting along Starview Drive by People’s Bank. This year, no candy will be allowed to be thrown out to the crowd.

Throughout the week, spectators will have plenty of athletic activities to watch as the Blackhawks hit the course, court and field.

The action begins at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, with the cross country team travels to Moville to take part in the Woodbury Central Invitational.

The volleyball team is also in action that night when they travel to Harris Lake Park for a 5 p.m. match up.

On Friday night, the Blackhawks football team will tackle Sibley-Ocheyedan beginning at 7 p.m.

Sports action will wind things up on Saturday, Sept. 19, with the volleyball team competing at 9 a.m., at the Cherokee Tournament.

The week long festivities will conclude this year with a Bonfire Festival at Tucker Hill Vineyards from 7-11 p.m. Due to COVID, the Hinton student council has elected to forgo a dance until winter, and replace it with a bonfire, yard games and food trucks.

The public is welcome to all events. Masks are not required, but are strongly encouraged.

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