Spirit Week activities under way

Candidates for homecoming royalty at Tekamah-Herman include, from left: Clay Beaumont, Anna Wakehouse, Jordan Derra, Jadyn Fleischman, Luke Wakehouse, Bailey Blackford, Maggie Braniff, Chauncey Rogers, Brooklyn Brenneis and Jayden Kellogg. Coronation is set for halftime Friday night at Tiger Stadium.

There is no shortage of school pride this week at Tekamah-Herman.

In advance of Friday’s homecoming football game against Yutan, the school has been awash in Spirit Week activities. Royalty candidates were announced during a rally last week.

King candidates include: Clay Beaumont, Jordan Derra, Luke Wakehouse, Chauncey Rogers and Jayden Kellogg. Candidates for queen are Anna Wakehouse, Jadyn Fleischman, Bailey Blackford, Maggie Braniff and Brooklyn Brenneis.

This year’s theme is, “Lights, Camera, Action,” and each day’s theme is based around a movie title.

Monday’s movie was “Austin Powers,” with students and staff sporting their best hippie regalia.

Tuesday’s pick was “Freaky Friday,” where people dressed like someone else.

Wednesday is “Harry Potter,” and each class is assigned a color. Seniors are blue; juniors, green; sophomores, red; freshmen, yellow; eighth, black and seventh, white.

Thursday’s movie is “Avengers,” and the day’s dress follows a superhero theme.

Friday is, of course, “Friday Night Lights,” with the school colors of purple and gold the attire of choice.

The Plaindealer is encouraging area residents to get involved with the themes, and show their spirit, by posting outfits and decorations on Facebook with #TekamahSpirit. Tag the Plaindealer’s Facebook page for a chance to win the 2019 Community Spirit Award.

Wednesday also features the newest event on the homecoming slate, the annual parade and bonfire. The parade leaves the school grounds at 6:30 p.m., heading east on M St. to 11th where it turns north toward Memorial Park. A bonfire in the public parking area near the ball fields completes the public event.

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