Hoco week: Getting dressed up to get down

Pictured is Homecoming Queen and king Keanna Sullivan and Zach Stein. PIcture creds: Jessie Bernal
Pictured is Homecoming Queen and king Keanna Sullivan and Zach Stein. PIcture creds: Jessie Bernal

 uEvery year at McPherson High School we have a fall and winter homecoming. This past week, February 12 through 18, was our winter homecoming. Throughout the week MHS has many different events we do to show support and spirit for our school.

Monday was Pajama Day and the winners were Cailey Kuesser and Jordan Martens. On Tuesday the theme was Ku vs. Kstate and the winner was Alivia Stucky. The theme for Wednesday was Pink Out, Kaya Lowery and Caiden Crosthwaite were the winners. On Thursday the theme was Rhyme without a Reason; the winners were Danica Brunk and Lucky Brewer dressed as a tennis pro and a frat bro. Friday was anything but a backpack day, and the winner was Krayton Byrd who brought a kayak as his backpack.

On Tuesday during pup time, the school gathered for an assembly in the main theatre to watch the homecoming candidate introductions. The candidates were: Keanna Sullivan and Javyn Alexander, Liv Cheatham and Gunner Schumacher, Paige Stucky and Teegan Haines, and Riggs Kuhn and Zach Stein.

Pictured is MHS students at the pep rally. Pic creds: Jessie Bernal

On Friday there was a pep rally. During this rally, the pep band played music as students entered the aux gym and later played the school song. The cheer team danced with MHS staff members and male hoco candidates to the song party in the USA. The high steppers also performed a hip-hop dance. The homecoming candidates then played games.

On Friday the Bullpups played the Circle Thunderbirds. The girls ended with a winning score of 66-39. The boys finished with a dominating score of 78-53. 

During the halftime of the boy’s game, the hoco queen and king were crowned. The winners were Stein and Sullivan. Hoco queen Sullivan shared “My favorite part about being on hoco court was the group of girls I was with. ‘We had no bad blood between each other which allowed us to have fun and enjoy the week. It felt so cool to win, especially knowing that people in the school like and support me.” 

The high stepper team performed a guy-stepper routine where each dancer got to pick a guy to dance with them.

Saturday the dance started at 8:30. The dance was themed Sweethearts and was sponsored by STUCO. Aria Janusz a Junior at MHS says “I love going to the dances and dancing with all my friends. My favorite part is getting ready before the dance with my friends.”

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