MHS To Celebrate Homecoming Week

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2014 Homecoming King and Queen Matt Groce and Kasey Fry.
2014 Homecoming King and Queen Matt Groce and Kasey Fry.

Starting on October 5, the Milford School District will be celebrating Homecoming with its annual Spirit Week. Each school day, Milford High School students are encouraged to show their school spirit by dressing in the day’s theme.

The Spirit Week Themes for each day are: Monday – ‘Merica Monday, celebrating patriotic America, any red, white, and blue apparel; Tuesday – Teal Tuesday, this is to honor the fight against ovarian cancer.  You may wear teal apparel. T-shirts and jeans are acceptable; Wednesday – Disney Day, Students may dress up/accessorize as their favorite Disney character; Thursday – Jersey Day, wear your favorite team’s jersey or t-shirt; Friday – Maroon/Gold, wear your Buc pride outfit. For all spirit days, Milford High School students are permitted to wear jeans, free from tears and holes, and t-shirts as long as they reflect the spirit theme of the day.

In addition to dressing up to show school spirit, students, parents and community members are encouraged to attend the Powder Puff Football game on Tuesday at 7 pm at Briggs Stadium. Senior girls challenge the Junior girls in a friendly game of flag football as boys cheer them on dressed up as cheerleaders. Cost of admission is $3 as all proceeds benefit the junior class.

The Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Friday, October 9 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 Monopoly. 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 Seaford Blue Jays. 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. Matt Groce and Kasey Fry, last year’s Homecoming King and Queen will present the crown to this year’s winners.

On Saturday, October 10, a dance will be held at the school from 8 until 11:30 pm, carrying on the theme of Monopoly. 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.