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By PNT Staff 

High school pepped for homecoming


September 25, 2006

Controlled chaos reigns as the Portales High School Student council prepares for the upcoming activities that will celebrate homecoming week.

Choosing the theme, Wild West, the student council has planned theme days for the students, said Bill Strong, a co-sponsor for the PHS student council.

“This homecoming is going to be special,” said Strong. “It’s the first big social event of the year and a chance for the kids to get together.”

Monday started the week off, with many of the student body dressed in pajamas. Today is turnaround Tuesday, meaning students will wear clothes inside out or backwards, said Strong. Wednesday will be wacky hair day, Thursday western day, and Friday will be spirit day, Strong said.

On Thursday, the football booster club will be selling chili dogs and chips at a tailgate party during the lunch hour. The week’s activities will culminate in a pep rally, to be held Friday afternoon in the gym, said Strong.

At the pep rally, the homecoming court will be announced and presented to the student body. At this time, the king and queen will be chosen, said Corrine Gonzales, PHS Secretary.

The Rams (1-3) play their homecoming contest to cap the evening, a 7 p.m. clash with Tucumcari at Greyhound Stadium.

Accordi ng to Gonzales, the homecoming court is chosen by the football team, not the student body. Beginning tomorrow, the homecoming court will be decorating their arch, said Gonzales. Each class is represented by one attendant, except the senior class, which will have two, said Gonzales.

Students are also getting ready for homecoming and showing their school spirit, by decorating a class sponsor’s classroom, with the chosen theme, said Strong. The students will be able to decorate during the week and then will be judged on Friday, said Strong.

The student council is responsible for setting the rules and criteria for the decorating contest, said Strong. They are also responsible for getting the judges, and for making and putting out posters across the school, announcing the various activities that are planned, said Strong.

“We’re in charge of it and it’s real important that we also have a lot of school spirit,” said Rosa Garcia, PHS Student Body President.


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