Crook County celebrates Homecoming

A few of the brave SHS students taking part in Tuesday’s “Oscar Night” dress-up day for Homecoming Week. Back row, left to right: Caleb Bush, Angela Reed, Shannon Moris, Dalton Cross, Robin Moore, Mallory Cross; front: Camille Cluff. (Photo courtesy SHS Annual)

By Sarah Pridgeon

Homecoming is underway for students at Sundance and Hulett high schools, with festivities planned throughout the week. Moorcroft will celebrate Homecoming the following week.

The Sundance community pep rally will take place in the gym on October 6 at 6:30 p.m., followed by the coronation at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium and the “Burning of the S” on the football field. A community BBQ will be held on October 7 at 11:30 a.m., to which the public is invited, and the week will end with a Homecoming Dance on October 8 at 9 p.m., with black-light as the theme.

Sundance students will be dressing up every day of the week, according to costume ideas chosen from a suggestion box: Monday was superhero day, Tuesday saw students dressing to attend the Oscars and Wednesday is Nerd Day. Students will dress to resemble the SHS teachers on Thursday and in the traditional red and white on Friday.

The overall theme for decorations this year is “Through the Ages.” From seventh grade upwards, the school hallways will be decorated to resemble the caveman era, medieval times, the 1960s, futuristic times, the 1980s and the 1970s.

The class of ’77 will enjoy its thirty-fifth reunion this year and will be involved in the festivities. The Homecoming King and Queen of 1977 will be present at halftime, along with this year’s crowned couple.

In Hulett, the Homecoming parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 7. The Homecoming Tailgate BBQ, sponsored by the Booster Club, will take place on the football field on October 8 at 11:30 a.m.

Sports events for the Sundance teams will take place on Friday, with a football home game against Lusk at 3 p.m. and a volleyball home game against Tongue River at 5 p.m. The Hulett football team will play Farson-Eden on Saturday at 1 p.m. and the volleyball team will face Midwest at 4 p.m., both at home.

Celebrations begin on October 10 in Moorcroft, wrapping up with a dance on October 14. The football team will play against Wright on the same day, with the volleyball team taking them on the day before, October 13.