PHS homecoming events kick into high gear Monday

Homecoming is an exciting time of school spirit and fun for the Paris Wildcats. Please help celebrate Homecoming Spirit Week: “Wildcat Throwback!”

Monday is “Celebrity Day,” and students dress up like celebrities. On Tuesday, students dress in “Tie Dye.” “Holiday Day” will be the dress on Wednesday; students can pick their favorite holiday attire to dress up in. Then Thursday, it’s “Destination Day” dress like a tourist and head to your assigned destination! Friday, students will show their “Wildcat Spirit” and dress in spirit shirts.

The Distinguished Graduate Awards will be presented in the PHS Commons Area at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, followed by a viewing of the Wall of Honor. The 2022 Awardee is DuWayne Lee Wirta (Class of 1966).

The 2022 Homecoming Queen and King nominees will be introduced during the pep rally which begins Friday at 3 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium. Queen nominees are A’Sriana Johnson, Evelin Lopez, J’Nyria Jefferson, Keyli Holt, and Kiley Martinez. King nominees are Ahmad Bills, Cornelius Sims, Jordy Mendoza, Kadyn McDonald Hildreth, and Preston Clark. The 2022 Homecoming King will be announced during the pep rally, and the Queen will be announced in pregame ceremonies at 7 p.m.

The parade follows the pep rally, and the route begins downtown in Market Square at 4 p.m. Extra vehicles will not be allowed to park near the Farmers Market staging area. The procession will turn east onto West Sherman, then north on South Main, east on Clarksville Street, north on 3rd SE (in front of First United Methodist Church) for one block, west on Lamar Avenue (U.S. 82 Business) to the west side of downtown plaza, south on 1st SW and return to the Farmers Market area. To enter the parade, contact Student Council Sponsor Danielle Termin at danielle.termin@parisisd.net by noon Tuesday, September 20th for parade instructions.

Later that evening, PHS hosts Pleasant Grove for the homecoming game. Special game night activities include:

Homecoming Queen Coronation at Wildcat Stadium beginning at 7 p.m.

PHS alumni honored with special recognition to several classes who are having reunions: Class of 1977 – 45th reunion, Class of 1981 – 41st reunion Class of 1982—40th reunion, Class of 1992 – 30th reunion, Class of 2002—20th reunion, Class of 2012—10th reunion.

The varsity football game vs. Pleasant Grove kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

Photo credit: Jennifer Cook and photography student Madison Meyer