Morgan County Celebrates Home Coming

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By: Tia Lynn Lecorchick

The students of Morgan County High School celebrated Homecoming last week, with a jam-packed schedule of games, competitions, dress-up days, projects, a parade, a powder-puff football match, and ample amounts of school spirit. Home Coming Week culminated with the selection of homecoming queen at Friday’s home football game and homecoming king at Saturday’s high school dance. Hayden Massey, a MCHS senior, won the coveted honor of homecoming queen. She was crowned before kickoff, as the crowd cheered her on. Tookie Brown was crowned Homecoming King at the dance. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for the students to participate in,” said Erica Finley, a school counselor and sponsor for the Student Government Association (SGA). “We are really big on being One Morgan around here, and homecoming gives us a chance to come together and be in good spirits and enjoy each other.“ Homecoming Week gives students the opportunity to get creative, show-off their talents and passions, as well as indulge in some good-natured competition and games with friends and teachers. One of the highlights from the week was “Zombie Vs. Superhero” Day, a student favorite. Students dressed up as either zombies or superheroes, pretending to face-off for fun and photos. “The kids get really into it,” said Finley of the students’ elaborate costumes. Student Body President Jessica Bailey organized the annual Lib Dub filming, in which MCHS band members, cheerleaders, and athletes lip synch to a song and enter their video into the national Macy’s Lib Dub Competition. If MCHS submission is selected, the school could win a grand prize of $25,000. “We are going to do this right,” said Bailey, as she guided students to their places. “Let’s show them what we got!” This year, MCHS students lip synched to “Be True to Your School,” and were filmed in the new gym. Students were excited to be gathered together. The band played instruments between takes, the cheerleaders practiced their routines, and the sport teams played mini-games. There was horseplay, laughter, and chanting. When the time came to film, all the students assumed their positions to make a stellar video to enter in this year’s competition. “It’s the best one yet,” said Ty Manning, art teacher at MCHS. “Hopefully Macy’s will love it.” Homecoming Week lived up to the hype, as all the events and activities went smooth and fun was had all around by students and faculty. Even the rain couldn’t put a damper on the school’s antics. “Homecoming went well as always,” said Manning. “Rain don’t stop the trains!”

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