• Hannah Jo Claire

CHS celebrates Homecoming Week 2018

The week of Homecoming 2018 was a very interesting yet exciting week.

The week started off with CHS's annual Homecoming week assembly. The Dance Club performed a dance featuring the songs from our Homecoming theme, "The Greatest Syrupmaker Homecoming." Also during the assembly, the Homecoming King and Queen nominees were announced.

CHS had themes throughout the week, including "Millionaire Monday," "Favorite Circus Act" (Tuesday), "Vines/Memes" (Wednesday), "Generation Swap" (Thursday), and "Red and Black Attack" (Friday). Students and teachers participated by dressing up throughout the entire week.

Last Thursday, we had our very own Homecoming parade in downtown Cairo, which included many clubs, organizations, nominees for Homecoming Queen and King, and many more people from our community. Even though the weather wasn't the best, the parade was very successful.

This past Friday, our Homecoming pep rally was one to remember. The "Spirit Contest" was extremely chaotic. At the end, the seniors and freshmen were the last two standing. While seniors have won many pep rallies in the past, the freshmen beat the seniors this time by a landslide with the help from the sophomores and juniors.

After the "Spirit Contest," the Homecoming King and runners up were announced. The Homecoming King for 2018 is Thomas Jones. Thomas raised over $3000, and as a group, the nominees raised over $6000. The top runners up were Dakota Daniel and Coluer Cooper.

During the pep rally, the cheerleaders performed a dance which included Junior Varsity and Varsity cheerleaders, all senior football players, and the senior majorettes.

Later that evening, CHS dominated the Homecoming game, winning 46-7 against the Colombus Blue Devils. The team played together for four quarters and got the victory.

At halftime, the Homecoming Queen was announced while the band played "My Girl." Our Homecoming Queen for 2018 is Mauren Sallee.

"Winning was so unexpected for me," Mauren said afterward. "There were so many great, deserving girls on the court this year. Hearing my name across the speakers was a dream come true. I am completely elated and honored to serve my senior class as their homecoming queen. That moment is one I will never forget!"