Spirit Week to feature homecoming parade

Charles Warner Editor

August 29, 2013

UNION COUNTY — Dressing up according to different themes each day of school, evening activities, the crowning of the homecoming queen and her court, and the annual homecoming parade will be part of this year’s Union County High School Spirit Week celebration.

Homecoming Sponsor/PBIS Chairperson Sonya Glenn announced Wednesday that UCHS will hold its annual Spirit Week activities the week of Sept. 23. Glenn said that during Spirit Week each day will have a different theme which students will dress accordingly for. She said this year’s Spirit Week will also feature evening activities for the students.

“Our annual Spirit Week will kick off on Monday with Camo Day with students allowed to wear camouflage,” Glenn said. “Tuesday will be Farmer Day while Wednesday will be Wacky Tacky Day and Thursday Twin Day. Friday will be our annual Gold & Black Day.

“This year we’ll inaugurate some things in the evening for the students,” she said. “We’re looking at having a tailgating party, a homecoming dance, and a king contest.”

Glenn said students won’t be the only ones taking part in the Spirit Week celebrations.

“Every teacher will be required to decorate their doors during Spirit Week,” Glenn said.

Spirit Week, which is also known as Homecoming Week, will also feature a homecoming parade along Main Street in downtown Union. The tradition of a homecoming parade was revived the by school in 2012 as one of several efforts by the PBIS (Positive Behavior, Interventions and Support) Team to keep Spirit Week a positive experience.

“Our homecoming parade will be on Thursday, Sept. 26 in downtown Union at 6 o’clock,” Glenn said. “It will be followed by our annual Powderpuff game with the senior and junior girls playing against each other. The game will be at 7:30 at UCHS on the practice field.”

Spirit Week will conclude with the Homecoming Game on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Union County Stadium. This year’s game pits the Yellow Jackets against Newberry High School.

During halftime, the UCHS Homecoming Queen and Court will be crowned and Glenn said members of the football and cheerleading teams will also be honored.

“We will be crowning a homecoming queen and the ninth, 10th, and 11th grade princesses,” Glenn said. “Senior football players will be presented and the cheerleaders will be recognized.”

Glenn said the public is invited to take part in UCHS’ Spirit Week celebrations.

“We invite the public to come join us during our festivities that week,” Glenn said.

Pep Rally

Even though Spirit Week is still more than three weeks away, UCHS isn’t waiting to celebrate the arrival of football season. The school will hold a pep rally on Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the gym, just hours before the Yellow Jackets take to the field against Spartanburg at the Union County Stadium.

For more information about Spirit Week, contact Sonya Glenn at 864-429-1750 or sglenn@union.k12.sc.us.

Editor Charles Warner can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 14, or by email at cwarner@civitasmedia.com.