'Spirit Week' marks HHS homecoming
Ken McLemore, Hope Public Schools

HOPE – Excitement will build through this week with “Spirit Week” activities on Hope school campuses culminating with the annual homecoming celebration on Friday.

The Hope High School student body will honor the 2016 Homecoming Queen and her court during ceremonies in Jones Field House of the MAC building on the HHS campus Friday at 2:15 p.m.

HHS 2016 Homecoming Maids include Kiaura Smith, Ameiah Trotter, Treasure Nelson, Darnesha Vickers, Tazharia Woodberry, Justice Lawson, Tatyanna Smith, Miriam Martinez, Quiana Gulley, Alissa Lewis, and Sydney Watson.

The newly-crowned homecoming queen and her court will be presented to the community and HHS alumni during pre-game ceremonies Friday at 6:30 p.m. at Hammons Stadium, prior to the 7 p.m. kickoff between the Hope Bobcats and Hot Springs.

Pre-game ceremonies will be held in Jones Field House at 6:20 p.m. should weather conditions force them indoors, according to HHS Student Council Sponsor Lena VanCamp.

“’Welcome to Wonderland’ is the HHS homecoming theme this year,” VanCamp said. “The Bobcats will travel down the rabbit hole into a world full of whimsy and wonder.”

“Spirit Week” activities on the HHS campus include “Decade Day” on Monday, harking back to a favorite decade theme; “Twinkie Day” on Tuesday, dressing students alike for the day; “Disney Day” on Wednesday, dressing as Disney characters or in Disney attire; “College Day” on Thursday, with favorite college gear; and “Red and White Day” on Friday to celebrate the Bobcats.

Yerger Middle School will also participate in “Spirit Week” with “Twinkie Day” on Monday; “Character Day” on Tuesday; “Dress Up Day” on Wednesday; “Red and White Day” on Thursday; and “College/Pro Day” on Friday.

The YMS Eighth Grade and HHS Ninth Grade Bobcats play Hot Springs at Hammons Stadium on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. A pep rally will also be held on the YMS campus on Thursday.

The Beryl Henry Elementary School campus will also celebrate “Spirit Week” this week with “Decade Day” on Monday; “Twinkie Day” on Tuesday; “Disney Day” on Wednesday; “Class Color Day” on Thursday; and “Red and White Day” on Friday.