‘Lights, Camera, Action’ for Akron-Westfield homecoming

Friday, September 23, 2022
(Photo contributed) Above, members of the 2022 Akron-Westfield homecoming court are: (front row, from left) Natalie Olson, Ellie Martinsen, Alexa Swoyer, Alyssa Nemesio, Katie Johnson, Lauryn Saathoff. Back row: Eli Medina, Jacob Myers, Braden Huber, Michael Swancutt, Lane Kenny, and Ashton Eden.

AKRON — Movies will be the center of Akron-Westfield’s homecoming week celebration this year with the theme, “Lights, Camera, Action” directing the students from Sept. 26-30.

On Monday, the 1985 film “The Breakfast Club” will give students the option to lounge around in their pajamas for the day.

The “Jumanji” series of films will set up Tuesday’s dress up day. Grades 7-12 will dress up as they would to go on a jungle or safari expedition. The PK-6 grades will see if they can hide out in the jungle without being noticed by wearing their camouflage.

On Wednesday, the 7-12 grades will take on thriller movies as they will be able to dress in their favorite costume. However, face coverings will not be allowed. The PK-6 grades will have a different theme on Wednesday as theirs is “Happy Feet,” the 2006 penguin movie. Those students will wear their craziest socks for the day.

Thursday will be “Inside Out” day from the 2015 film. At the 7-12 levels, that means class color day. The 7th and 8th graders will wear green, freshman will wear yellow, sophomores will sport blue, juniors will don their white and seniors will pull the pink out of the closet. The PK-6 grades will wear neon or tie-dye colors on Thursday.

The dress up days conclude under “Friday Night Lights” for spirit day. The entire school will wear red and black to support the Westerners.

The coronation ceremony will be held Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the elementary gymnasium.

King candidates are: Braden Huber, son of Chris Huber and Sara Huber; Lane Kenny, son of Matthew and Bobbie Kenny; Elijah Medina, son of Eddie and Kashea Medina; Ashton Eden, son of Matt and Jessica Minor; Jacob Myers, son of Josh and Brandi Myers; and Michael Swancutt, son of Todd and Kim Swancutt.

Queen candidates are: Alyssa Nemesio, daughter of Anthony and Theresa Nemesio; Katelyn Johnson, daughter of Scott and Nicole Johnson; Lauryn Saathoff, daughter of Kelly and Melissa Saathoff; Natalie Olson, daughter of Douglas and Kerrie Olson; Alexa Swoyer, daughter of Curt and Sheila Swoyer; and Elisabeth Martinsen, daughter of Josh and Dawn Martinsen.

The homecoming parade will take place at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, through downtown Akron.

The Westerners will host Hinton for their homecoming football game on Friday night.

Earlier in the week, the volleyball team will also host Hinton as the War Eagle Conference foes will meet Tuesday evening. The Akron-Westfield cross country runners are scheduled to run at South O’Brien on Thursday.

The homecoming week festivities will conclude with the homecoming dance for high school students on Friday following the football game. The dance will be held at the the school.

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