By Terry Rogers
Milford High School students are preparing for the Annual Homecoming Celebration planned for the week of October 20. Events are planned throughout the week to build spirit throughout the school, beginning with the Powder Puff game on Monday evening.
The Powder Puff game is a flag football game between Junior and Senior girls as the boys cheer them on dressed up as cheerleaders. “There is a small entrance fee for the game as it is a fundraiser for the Junior Class who raises money for the prom each year,” said Tanya Humes, advisor to the Student Government Association that puts together the events for Homecoming Week.
On Wednesday, October 22 the school will sponsor a bonfire that begins at 6 pm followed on Friday by a pep rally held in the school gymnasium where the freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors compete for the “Spirit Stick,” a baton decorated with maroon and gold that is coveted by each class. The Spirit Stick is awarded to the class that shows the most spirit at the pep rally.
The Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Friday, October 24 at 6 pm beginning at the former Milford Middle School and travels down Walnut Street, ending at Brigg’s Stadium. The theme for this year’s Homecoming parade and dance is “Alice in Wonderland.” Students in each class as well as several clubs and organizations spend the weeks before the parade building floats related to the theme and prizes are awarded for the best decorated float. Immediately following the parade, Milford High School’s Varsity Football team will take on the Woodbridge Raiders. The Raiders have won three and lost three games this season while Milford is looking for their first win.
At halftime, the Milford High School Top 10 Homecoming King and Queen candidates will be presented. Student clubs and athletic teams each nominated a male and female representative. The senior class narrows the field down to the top ten candidates and the entire school votes for the top three. The top candidates are named Homecoming King and Queen. Octavion Wilson and Imani Cummings, last year’s Homecoming King and Queen will present the crown to this year’s winners.
On Saturday, October 25, a dance will be held at the school from 8 until 11:30 pm, carrying on the theme of “Alice in Wonderland”. Tickets are $15 and student dues must be up-to-date in order to purchase a ticket. Students who wish to bring guests from other schools or who have already graduated must have their attendance approved by the office prior to purchasing tickets.
Milford has had a long history of homecoming celebrations that have continued throughout the years including the bonfire, the parade and the football game.“I am really looking forward to the dance this year,” said Abby Roxby, a senior at Milford High School. “My favorite part of the week will probably be the dance and seeing everyone all dressed up.”