Homecoming week in full swing at MHS

Bobcat spirit is bubbling over this week as Homecoming has arrived at Marshalltown High School. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Knights of the Roundhouse.”

Val Hunt, staff advisor for Homecoming, encouraged participation of all of the students in a way to celebrate being a Bobcat.

“I think this is a way to show school pride and to get involved,” Hunt said.

Marshalltown High School Principal Aiddy Phomvisay said Homecoming is much more than the school, events, games and other activities.

“Most importantly, it is to showcase our unity as one,” Phomvisay told the students during a special assembly Monday.

Homecoming activities kicked off Sunday night with the Powder Puff football game, which saw the senior girls defeat the junior girls, 20-12.

This year’s Homecoming king candidates are Joe Cahill, Connor Johnson, Austin Lovin, Derek Mann, Mason McCarville, Luke Reinert and Adam Willman.

Queen candidates include Cecellia Chavarria, Chloe Kuehner, Phoebe Lynk, Laura Mathern, Angel Rysdam, Kari Smith and Sharissa Stansberry.

The 2013 king and queen will be crowned in the coronation Thursday night at the Roundhouse after 7 p.m. It will follow the 6 p.m. parade (on Main Street) and 6:30 p.m. pork burger dinner, which will raise money for the Roundhouse renovation.

The week leads up to the big football game as MHS takes on its Highway 30 rival Ames at 7 p.m. Friday at Leonard Cole Field.

The Homecoming dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the MHS cafeteria.