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HHS celebrating homecoming this week

Members of the 2019 Hastings High School Homecoming Court are (from left) Ben Curtis, Jon Arnold, Hannah Johnson, Braden Tolles, Ellie Saur, Abby Zull, Skyler Teske, Kiersten Bailey, Hunter Allerding and Kevin Coykendall. (Photo by Rebecca Pierce)

Game time, parade route changed


Students at Hastings High School, and other building in the district, have been celebrating homecoming all week with dress-up days and other special events.

Hallways were decorated over the weekend, and windows at downtown businesses have been adorned with Saxon spirit.

The theme is “‘Toon’ in to Homecoming.” Each high school class selected a cartoon to be the theme of its class hallway and float: Freshmen “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” sophomores “Scooby-Doo,” juniors “Phineas and Ferb,” and seniors “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

This year’s homecoming court includes queen candidates Kiersten Baile, Hannah Johnson, Ellie Saur, Skyler Teske and Abby Zull. King candidates are Hunter Allerding, Jon Arnold, Kevin Coykendall, Ben Curtis and Braden Tolles.

Like many other activities, Friday’s parade and football game will begin earlier than usual.

The parade will step off at 4 p.m. behind the high school. It will go east on South Street, to Church, north on Church to Clinton, west on Clinton to Young Street, then south on Young to the stadium.

The football game against the Jackson Northwest Mounties will begin at 5 p.m.

The homecoming dance at 8 p.m. Saturday will conclude the week’s festivities.


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