Chillicothe High School's homecoming will be next Friday, Sept. 14.
Homecoming royalty have been selected by their respective classes, and the king and queen will be selected by a vote of the CHS student body on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
The announcement of the king and queen, and introduction of the homecoming attendants and candidates will take place at the new Jerry Litton Memorial Stadium, following next week's football game, when the CHS Hornets play the Cameron Dragons.
Queen and king candidates have been announced. Queen candidates are: Seniors Katie Milanovich, daughter of Kurt and Beth Milanovich; Bridgett Kieffer, daughter of Jason and Kim Kieffer; Hannah Thieme, daughter of Jim and Stephanie Thieme; Chelsea Price, daughter of Tammy Price and Brian Price; Sarah Hussey, daughter of Micheal and Robin Hussey; Madison Williams, daughter of Jeff and Karen Jackson, and Mike Williams. King candidates are: Seniors Josh Wayman, son of Denise and Gary Wayman; Brice Griffin, son of Bill and Becky Griffin; Johnson Young, son of Bill and Inger Young; Chase Reeter, son of Mike and Reneé Reeter; Caleb Hearon, son of Kellie Hearon and Brian Buckman; and DJ Gannan, son of Pam Gannan, and Tony and Janet Gannan.
Attendants are: Claire Chapman (freshman), daughter of Lindy and Tom Chapman; Samantha Baldwin (sophomore), daughter of Stan and Stephanie Baldwin; Erin Gilliland (junior) daughter of Joe Gilliland and Kathy Gilliland, Faith Peters (junior), daughter of Bob and Berta Peters; Ali Stephens (sophomore), daughter of Scott and Mary Jane Stephens; Margo Young (freshman), daughter of Bill and Inger Young; Mason Hayward (freshman), son of Marla Harrington and Mike Harrington, and Stan and Brenda Hayward; Jared Lauhoff (sophomore), son of Darren and Angie Lauhoff; Zach Alperin (junior), son of Jennifer Alperin; Trent Moore (junior), son of Jerry and Jodi Moore; Chris Noble (sophomore), son of Shane Noble and Christy Noble; Wagner Chapman (freshman), son of Lindy and Tom Chapman.
A full slate of activities are planned for Homecoming week, sponsored by the CHS Student Council. Monday's theme is sports logo day, designated as a day for students to show school spirit by wearing sports logos. There will be a contest and class competition during lunch for the best-dressed student.
Also, on Monday, the penny wars begin, and will continue through 7:50 a.m., Thursday, in the high school commons. Before school and during lunch, students may add pennies to their class jars. Each penny adds up to one point. For each silver coin or paper bill added to a jar, a point is deducted per cent. All money collected during the penny wars will be donated to Special Olympics.
Tuesday's theme is America day / Camo day. Best-dressed contests and class competition for participation will be held during lunch
Wednesday's theme is nerd / wacky Wednesday. Again, best dressed contests and class competition for participation will take place during lunch.
Thursday's theme is "Once Upon a Homecoming." Best-dressed contests and class competition for participation will take place during lunch. Before school and during lunch, students may cast their ballots for Homecoming king and queen. That evening, the Chillicothe soccer team will play Benton at home, at Litton Stadium.
Friday's activities involve Red and Black Day, with students to dress in their school colors. A pep rally will be during second and third periods. Classes will dismiss at 1 p.m. The traditional homecoming parade begins at 2:20 p.m.
The Homecoming football game starts at 7 p.m., with coronation to immediately follow the football game. The Homecoming dance will be on Saturday, from 8 until 11 p.m. in the Jenkins Expo Building, at the Litton Agri-Science Learning Center.