The homecoming court for the 2012 homecoming was set and the festivities were in place for spirit week at Whitmire Community School.
The court was made up of class princesses: ninth grade, Zaviea Sanders; 10th grade, Jenna Taylor; and 11th grade, Kentrel Whitmire. They were in attendance throughout the week with the candidates for homecoming queen: Haleigh Babb, Hydea Chick, Alana English and Caroline Raines.
The week began with a taste of the islands as Hawaiian day brought out colorful shirts, grass skirts and beautiful leis. The next day, everyone sported their favorite collegiate/pro team jersey or shirt. Some students decorated their faces with team tattoos and their hair with ribbons and bows.
Wednesday was a no-brainer since it was picture day. The day was officially dress your best day. This was for pre kindergarten through 11th grade only because the seniors had had their pictures taken during the summer. Therefore, Coach Gwenn Clark told the seniors to make their own day up. They came up with black out day. Seniors wore either all black or homemade shirts that supported the senior football players or senior cheerleader.
On Thursday the halls were full of crazy cats and cool dudes as WCS went retro for hippie day. It was a gas. Of course, the entire school turned blue and gold overnight on Sept. 14 which was blue and gold day.
The student body and staff dressed in their WHS Wolverine finery from head to toe. Students colored their skin blue, dyed their hair blue and/or gold, and invested a lot in ribbons, bows and rubber bands.
The week culminated with a pre kindergarten through 12th grade pep rally and parade. During the rally, Clark recognized the candidates for homecoming and the class princesses.
All week long the coaches had been competing in a contest where the winner—or should we say loser—would become a human sundae at the rally. Because of vote tampering, coach Andrew Campbell received a pie to the face.
Later, Coach Chaz Adams became a human sundae, having received the most votes
. The spirit link contest was also extremely competitive. After all the money was counted, the middle school winner was the seventh grade and the high school winner was the sophomore class.
These classes will be rewarded with pizza parties. As the dismissal bell rang on Sept. 14, students and staff alike headed to Main Street to await the annual homecoming parade.
Led off by the Royal Regiment Marching Band, classes rode by on their floats and homecoming candidates and princesses paraded through the lineup, followed by the fire trucks carrying the football team and cheerleaders.
Later, at the football stadium during halftime, the school proudly announced Hydea Chick as the 2012 Whitmire High School Homecoming Queen.