Kinkaid’s 2017 Homecoming
After weeks of all area schools trying to “get back to normal” and enduring many difficult issues due to Harvey, Kinkaid is celebrating Homecoming Week. Homecoming is always a cause for celebration involving many special events throughout the week; however, this year’s themed Houston Strong/Kinkaid Proud HOCO ‘17 seems like it comes in perfect time to boost morale and school spirit.
Early in the week HOCO pre-purchased t-shirts, which will be given out to wear on Friday when the annual homecoming pep rally during the morning will take place in the gym. This fun event brings students, faculty, and staff together to watch and participate in funny, interactive games, along with cheerleaders getting everyone pumped up with Falcon spirit. Due to the hurricane, freshmen and their senior peer mentors and deans did not get the chance to go on the annual, traditional Freshman Retreat which takes place off campus. So, instead, the peer mentors are hosting a tailgate in the Houston Plaza at school at 5 p.m. on Friday before the game. Games and dinner will be served for all freshmen and peer mentors to get to know each other better, which is what the goal of the retreat always serves to do.
Varsity homecoming football game vs. Shadow Creek will take place at 7 p.m. at Kinkaid’s Barnhart Stadium. Homecoming Queen and King, a senior girl and boy, will both be crowned at the game with voting taking place earlier in the week. Nominees included Nia Caldwell, Barrett Crosswell, Crafton Deal, Katie Erikson, Mia Munn, Jasmine Smith, Arman Badrei, TX Harris, Marquis Hubbard, Basil Iftikhar and Hayden Rome.
The Kinkaid community is hoping for a HOCO win, as the Varsity team is coming off two prior victories including 49-14 vs. Loomis Chaffee played at the school in Connecticut on Sept. 15, and victory vs. the Westbury Christian Wildcats 45-13 on Sept. 8, which was played at Dunham Field on the campus of Houston Baptist University. On Saturday, in another attempt for the freshmen and peer mentors to get to know each other since their retreat had to be canceled, the Kinkaid Parents Association is hosting a pre-party dinner in the school’s Dining Center at 7 p.m. before the HOCO dance.
The final event of the week is the annual homecoming dance. It plans to be a great night of fun, friends, and music in Kinkaid’s Doggett Gym from 8-10:30 p.m. All Falcons will surely enjoy all HOCO special events, game and dance, and be appreciative of all of those students, faculty, staff and parents who planned and organized in the aftermath of the storm to make this a special week.
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