Homecoming 2014 started in fine fashion as the students in grades 9-12 decorated their hallways in preparation for Spirit Week. The classes held a contest for best decorated halls and the Seniors Won with the theme of “Willy Wonka”.
A tailgate was held on Thursday evening in the parking lot at FHS. The Marching Band kicked off the Homecoming Parade followed by the Homecoming Floats from each class. The Seniors again took home the award for the best Homecoming Float. At the tailgate, students were given dinner and had the opportunity to take part in various activities. The evening wrapped up with the annual Football Jersey Auction.
One booth, made possible by Mrs. Toni Jones and Mrs. Jackie Flaczynski, was a photo stop. These dedicated ladies have offered the pictures shot at the tailgate available to everyone, free. Please visit Mrs. Jones’ smugmug page to see and download the pictures.
On Friday, students in all grades were encouraged to wear Falcon colors to support our team during the Homecoming Game. The FHS students held their annual Pep Rally and announced their underclassmen attendants.
Underclassman were represented by the following students:
Freshmen: Averi Cleary & Tate Smith
Sophomores: Abbe Gifford & Matthew Brightbill
Juniors: Alyse Taddeo & Jared Holowenko
Mr. and Mrs. Falcon Spirit were also announced at the Pep Rally:
Mrs. Falcon Spirit – Brittany Reising
Mr. Falcon Spirit- Cole Sklarek
At the football game on Friday night, the Homecoming King and Queen were announced. Congratulations to 2014 Homecoming King Jordan Ruffner & Queen Ashton Gifford!
Past members of the Mighty Falcon Marching Band returned to take part in the band alumni night. Band members from the past joined our current band members on the field.
Our student section supported the breast cancer awareness month by holding a “Pink Out”. As usual, our student body was extremely supportive!
The field was prepared by the maintenance team and ribbons were added for Breast Cancer Awareness and Prostate Cancer Awareness. Thank you to Bob Kenedeigh for overseeing this project.
New this year, All FHS and SAHS football alumni were invited back to encourage the football team. Alumni made a tunnel as the team took the field and then the alumni followed the team onto the field. All alumni was well represented with the FHS classes of 1985 and 1986 leading in attendance!
One football family that supported our players was the Allomong family. Mr. Allomong graduated from FHS in 1955, his oldest son in the 70’s and his youngest son in the 90’s. The three were here to support Tim’s son, Tyler Allomong, a Junior.
Our Falcons took the field and never stopped pushing themselves in a well-played game that ended in a loss to Keystone. The community and student support around our team is outstanding!
Finally, the Student Council wrapped up the weekend by holding the Homecoming Dance on Saturday evening at FHS.
The FLSD is appreciative of the all of the efforts made by the entire district and community to promote such a great week. The Firelands Athletic Booster Club, led by Mrs. Sklarek, worked hard to make the Homecoming festivities a success. A note of thanks to the Student Council and to the President,Taylor Odom, for all the hard work that went into making this week a great success!
The mighty Falcons had a great week!