A ‘Current Events’ celebration

Jordyn Rodgers and Nichole Mariezcurrena, right, hold up one of the banners Student Council members created for Homecoming week's Coachella Day.

Jordyn Rodgers and Nichole Mariezcurrena, right, hold up one of the banners Student Council members created for Homecoming week's Coachella Day.

Presidential elections, Coachella and extreme green and white

Are you ready for a creative Homecoming week?

Current Events, the theme of the week-long annual fall event, kicks off Monday with student council dyeing the downtown fountain green at 11:30 a.m., and a parade marching down Maine Street followed by the Powder Puff game.

Churchill County High school is injecting more school spirit into the community before capping off with a gridiron battle on Friday against Elko.

“Ultimately, Homecoming is not only about the students it’s also about bringing the community together and spreading the Greenwave spirit,” said CCHS Student Body President Nichole Mariezcurrena. “It’s also about having past graduates of CCHS come and support their school and participate in the events and the big game.”

Senior Class President Jordyn Rodgers thought this year’s theme was fitting and easy to apply to the themes that will be used for Winterfest and Spring Fling.

“We felt with so much going on this year from political races, night in the country, Coachella … Current Events would be an easy topic to come up with different ideas that would suit everyone,” Rodgers said.

Major emphasis has been placed on the parade, which begins at 5:30 p.m., and will feature many floats from different clubs and classes at the high school. The marching band, Junior ROTC, pep club, FFA, Young Republicans and the football and Powder Puff teams will have floats entered in the parade and on display at the football game.

“It really kicks off the Homecoming week and allows the community to come out and see all the clubs and the participation that we have within our school,” Mariezcurrena said. “Since the parade is going to go down Maine Street, I feel like it will also get a lot of attention and everyone will get pumped up and ready for the week.”

Following the parade will be the annual Powder Puff game between the senior and junior girls at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex beginning at 7 p.m. A bonfire after the game concludes the first day’s activities on the junior varsity softball field.

“The powder puff game is a fun one,” Mariezcurrena said, who participated in it during her junior year. “It has gone on for years, and it really kicks off the week. It’s an intense game, the seniors and juniors are both very competitive and so we put on a really good game. When I played my junior year we won so I’m hoping we can win again this year.”

Mariezcurrena said the parade and game would set the tone for the rest of the week.

“Student Council plays a huge role because we decide the themes and the events that go on,” Rodgers said. “We have put a lot of work into the theme and events, so we’re proud when this week finally comes around.”

Activities continue with a lip sync contest on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

Every event matters to re-emphasizing school spirit on campus and throughout the community. According to student council members, with the high school at the center of attention this week, especially in a small community, it creates a more unique feeling compared to the larger schools.


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