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Taking Notes: Homecoming brings week of themed events to UCHS

UCHS is looking forward to one of the most exciting events in high school. We are getting ready for Homecoming. The actual night will be Friday, Oct. 12th, beginning at 7:30 p.m., when our Blue Devils take on the Sullivan East Patriots.
But the festivities will start much sooner. Our wonderful planners, the Senior class officers and sponsors, have a full slate of activities that will kick off on Monday when we return to school following Fall Break.
We have already started with door decorating. The theme for homecoming this year is “Fairytales” and the entryways to our classrooms are taking shape.
The door of the art room sports a frog on a lily pad. An unfinished doorway of a different classroom is very mysteriously done completely in black with a red slash down the center. Who knows what that might become? We can only wait and see.
One of our most popular activities during Homecoming is dress-up. Students and teachers alike enjoy becoming someone else for a day.
Monday is Character Day. Students are encouraged to dress as their favorite character from movies, books, athletics or anywhere else.
Tuesday is the ever popular Decade Day. Fashions from the 50s and 60s are usually the most popular, but the 20s may also make an appearance. Wonder if Mr. Joey Lewis will be a hippie once again?
Superhero Day is on Wednesday. Superman? Wonder Woman? The Green Lantern? Only the Phantom knows!
Thursday should be a highlight as it is Royalty Day. I already have plans to wear my tiara. Then, of course, Friday is Blue and White Day in support of our Blue Devil team.
As much fun as all of this is, our Homecoming Pageant is always a big part of our celebration. Come out to the auditorium Thursday night to meet our lovely ladies and their handsome escorts. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students.
Thursday morning, the student body will have the opportunity to attend an encore performance of the pageant before returning to homeroom to vote. The queen and her court will be announced at the game Friday evening.
All of this makes for a very full week, but we have even more. There will be a sock hop on Tuesday afternoon during school and tailgate party Tuesday night. And it wouldn’t be Homecoming without a parade. The parade will leave the Food Lion parking lot at 5:45 p.m., so make sure you get into town and nail your spot down so you can catch all the candy thrown by our homecoming queen candidates.
Then we’ll see you at Gentry Stadium to help us cheer on our Blue Devils and crown our queen. It should be an exciting evening. Go Blue!

By Vicky Livesay