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2016 Homecoming

Homecoming week for the Marais des Cygnes Valley Trojans kicked off on September 11. This year’s Homecoming theme was based on the movie Varsity Blues, a popular football movie. The StuCo members and cheerleaders organized the many activities to build school spirit throughout the week.


Monday started off spirit week with college campus day so students could sport their favorite college gear and embrace their inner college student. Tourist Tuesday was a day to wear vacation shirts and fanny packs. Students wore their favorite pajamas and their slippers on Woke up like this Wednesday. The popular hashtag “Throwback Thursday” also made its way into spirit week for students to throw it back to their favorite decade. Many students embraced the 1980s and some even went back to the 1960s. Friday was class color day for the high school students and Trojan spirit day for the younger students.


On Thursday night, MdCV revived the Homecoming bonfire at the Melvern Railroad Park following the junior high football game. The Melvern Fire Department supervised the fire for the night, and the high school students involved in athletics performed the “We Are the Trojans” chant from another football movie, Remember the Titans. The bonfire ended with speeches from the high school football team, volleyball coach Melissa Criqui and the high school cheerleaders.


Friday afternoon brought a couple of activities to the Melvern building students including a competition between the classes. Each class was given 45 minutes to make a spirit poster that incorporated school spirit including the Homecoming week theme. Teamwork was a huge part of the competition to get the poster done in time. The sophomore class won the high school category, and the seventh graders won the junior high category. The two classes will receive a pizza party as their reward.


The high school cheerleaders put together the pep rally and had several activities involving the candidates and coaches. One of the candidate activities included feeding the male candidate pudding from behind their backs. The football coaches had to find five gummy worms in a plate full of whipped cream following the candidate activity. Each high school class then had to send two volunteers up to pop balloons in three designated ways. The pep rally ended in a competition with the “SPIRIT” cheer and then the Trojan Rollercoaster.

The homecoming candidates were recognized at the Friday night football game against Pleasanton. Freshmen candidates were Haylee Miles and Koby Vanderpool; sophomores, Destiny Massey and Ethan Cannon; and juniors, Kali Holt and Noah Criqui. The queen candidate was Valoree Lynn escorted by king candidates Peyton Johnson and Addison Hall. Lynn was crowned Homecoming queen and Johnson was crowned king.

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