—by Todd Thorson

All this week the Roland-Story high school students have been celebrating Homecoming 2013 with all sorts of activities, from dress up days and pep rallies, to the coronation of the king and queen at Monday night’s pep assembly. The assembly also had plenty of student involvement, with even the parents of the fall sport athletes becoming a big part of the "show". Monday’s dress up day had an "ER" theme, as the students dressed for careers that end with letters "er". Tuesday was "Fictional Character Day", followed by "Decade Day" and "Girls’ Hush Day" on Wednesday. Tomorrow (Thursday), will be "Proud to Be An American Day" at the high school, so there will be plenty of "red, white and blue" filling the halls and classrooms. The week will close out on Friday with the biggest day of Homecoming when the traditional "Spirit Day" culminates the week long festivities. It will be, most undoubtedly, a "red and black" kind of day throughout Roland and Story City as well.

Friday afternoon, the senior girls will take to the football field for their traditional "Powder Puff" game at 1:10 p.m. The senior boys will lend a hand as the girls’ coaches, with plenty of fun, pranks and maybe even a little joking and jabbing thrown in. Some of the boys will even provide "play by play" from the new press box. Parents and the general public are encouraged to attend. Following the game (at approximately 2:45 p.m.), students and school groups will parade through town starting at 8th Street by the North Park, and proceed to the down town area.

The big event, of course, is the football game between Roland-Story and East Marshall, which gets under way at 7 p.m. (note the half hour earlier start time). Halftime activities will include the introduction of the Homecoming Court, as well as the King and Queen. The annual dance will follow at approximately 10 p.m. in the south gym of the high school and will last until 12:30 a.m. Cost is $4.00. This is not a formal dance, so casual attire is the acceptable form of dress. The public is also invited to attend the dance.

Oh, and btw, Trent Elliott and Libby Faga were crowned King and Queen at Monday night’s coronation.

(Don’t miss the double page Roland-Story Homecoming spread on pages 6 and 7 of this week’s Herald.)