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By Cynthia Haggitt
Homecoming is a traditional celebration at many U.S. high schools. Many of the oldest homecoming traditions revolve around generating a sense of anticipation for the annual game and (hopefully) defeating an opponent.
Typically held in the middle of autumn, homecoming involves a series of events over several days and Jersey County High School’s homecoming is this weekend.
Hear is a list of events that will take place this week:
On Wednesday, Oct. 13, it is character day at school for homecoming week and there is a JCHS volleyball tournament between the classes and the teachers. If a can of money is brought, an extra point will be given to the team. The game starts at 6 p.m.
On Thursday, Oct. 14, JCHS is having their annual color war and they will hold a kickball tournament, a pep rally and a bonfire which will be held at the football field. The kickball tournament starts at 6 p.m. There will also be a cook-out during the kickball tournament. The pep rally will start immediately following the tournament in which the assembly will begin at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a bonfire which begins at 8:30 p.m.
On Friday, Oct. 15, the JCHS homecoming parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. The parade will start on State Street, then turn on east Arch, then turn left on Jefferson Street and back towards the high school.
On Friday, night the homecoming game begins at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Oct. 16, at 9:45 p.m. Jersey Community High School (JCHS) homecoming court will have their coronation announced after the dance. Members of the JCHS homecoming court are Connor Berry, Kyndal Price, Liam McGuire, Carley Snider, Dylan Craigmiles, Lily Ingram, Edward Roberts, Morgan Johnson, Owen Weber, Reagan Reynolds.