GHS school spirit to kick into overdrive as homecoming activities announced


2021 Grafton High School Homecoming Court named

GRAFTON—It is officially fall, and next weekend Grafton High School (GHS) Football fans will be filling the stands to cheer on the Bearcats, but leading up to the big show, GHS students will take part in their annual Spirit Week festivities.

The traditional week-long celebration will see students donning on their best outfits in an attempt to earn points toward claiming the coveted Spirit Stick for their class. 

The week of October 11-15 will start off with Country vs Country Club Monday and Decades Day Tuesday.

Wednesday, students are asked to emulate their favorite GHS staffer, during Dress Like Your GHS Staff Role Model Day.

Spirit Week will wrap up with the school’s annual Color Wars Day on Thursday, and on Friday, the hallways and classrooms will be filled with surfers and bikers.

And although you’ll have to wait for kickoff on Friday to see the Cats take to McKinney Field, you can join football fans as they cheer on their favorite team during the annual GHS Homecoming Parade, on Thursday, October 14.

Grafton High School Counselor Taylor Wyatt shared that they are currently looking for local sports teams, clubs and organizations that would like to participate.

Every year, various sports teams, organizations, clubs and students will take to the streets in their blue and gold to rally for their home team.

Those wishing to take part in this year’s parade will need to meet in the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) parking lot, across from Jerry’s restaurant, beginning at 5:00 p.m., for line up.

“If you are interested in having your group walk or ride in the parade, please contact me at [email protected] or via telephone at 304-265-3046 extension 3105,” Wyatt disclosed. “Again, this is open to all Taylor County organizations, clubs, groups and teams.”

Then, be sure to head out to McKinney Field on Friday, October 15, to watch the Bearcats take on their biggest rival, the Colts of Philip Barbour High School.

The action is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. but be sure to head to the field early to claim your spot, because you won’t want to miss this year’s coronation!

During the evening, the 2021 Grafton High School Homecoming Court will be announced, and this year’s queen will be crowned.

Wyatt reported that the Homecoming Court is voted each year by the students of Grafton High School and consists of two princesses from each of the lower grades, along with five senior ladies.

This year’s court consists of freshmen princesses Isabella Lemon and Hannah Stevens; sophomores Kendra Campbell and Kambree Delaney; juniors MJ May and Abigail Stewart; and senior hopefuls Stephanie Collins, Brooke Hodges, Emma Fridley, Gabriella Kelly and Aniesa Taylor.

So, current and former Cats, get ready for another fun-filled Homecoming week that will culminate with the big game, a crowning and the annual Homecoming Dance on Saturday. Blue and gold fans, let’s get ready to bring on the Bearcats!

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