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September 19, 2013

Scotland County Homecoming is 'Back in Black' for 2013

Austin Smith and Anna Hirner, the 2012 SCR-I Homecoming King and Queen will be on hand to crown the new royalty at Homecoming 2013 on September 27th.

by Christina Duzan

For many, as the weather changes into the cooler temperatures of fall it signifies the end of summer, back to school and football season. A major event across the country during football season, Homecoming, is almost here at Scotland County R-I.

Homecoming is a chance for the students and members of the community to unite in school spirit and pride as they cheer for the home team. It brings people together in a way few things other than sports can. It gives students, faculty, and members of the community a shared experience, a way to relate to each other, that could easily be missed.

The celebration holds more significance as students grow from freshmen to seniors. "You learn to appreciate it more because it becomes more of a tradition. It is about school pride not just a day out of class to work on a float. [You] think about everyone that celebrated it before you and what it meant to them," Lucas Howard, senior and varsity football player, said.

Since it is a tradition, the 2013-2014 Student Council opted not to make any major changes to the week. This year Homecoming week is September 23-27. The theme is 'Back in Black,' inspired by the band AC/DC. Spirit days for the week are Pajama Day, Generation Day (with each grade being a different life stage; baby, school age, senior citizen, etc.), Duck Dynasty Day, 80's Day, and Black Out/Spirit Day.

The bonfire pep rally will be Thursday, September 26 after the varsity softball and junior high football games are complete. Friday, September 27, the day of the Homecoming game, students will have all day to build their respective parade floats.

The parade starts at 2:15 p.m. The varsity football team will take on North Shelby at 7:00 p.m., and Homecoming royalty will be announced at halftime. Those attending the game are encouraged to wear black to help blackout the stadium in support of the team.

Win or lose, the school and community will be 'Back in Black' to cheer on the Scotland County Tigers as they take on the North Shelby Raiders.

Anyone interested in having a float in the parade should contact Student Council sponsor Jenna Ketchum via the SCR-I High School.

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