By Brad Hoggatt
On Friday, September 14, the Indians of Union City will host the Northeastern Knights for the school’s annual Homecoming Football Game, and the students at RESC will be celebrating all week with a lot of fantastic activities, planned for them by the UCJSHS Student Council. This year’s overall theme is sure to be a crowd pleaser- “Dr. Seuss.”
UCJSHS Student Council sponsor Kylee Hopkins shared some of this year’s dress up days for the school. “We wanted to include each student at RESC. With permission from Mr. Black at the high school and from Mr. Winkle at North Side, every student can share in the spirit of Homecoming.” Spirit days at RESC will start on Monday, September 10 with “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” Day- all students should wear their grades specified colors (this information has been shared with all classroom teachers to share with their students). On Tuesday, September 11, they will celebrate “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” Day by wearing their favorite college apparel.
On Wednesday, September 12, the high schoolers will show their spirit by wearing their class’s Powder Puff shirts, while the students at North Side and in the Junior High are encouraged to wear school colors. That evening at 7 p.m., the community is invited to the football field to watch the annual Powder Puff Game. This tradition has been around for many years- the men of each class have the opportunity to be the coaches of their class’s team, while the ladies are the players!
Continuing with the activities on Thursday, the school will honor the book “Fox in Socks” by having crazy sock day. And finally, for Friday, September 14, North Siders are encouraged to wear their Iron Sharpens Iron shirts (or school colors) while the students at UCJSHS wear their school colors. The week-long Homecoming festivities will culminate with the annual parade, starting at 3:30 p.m., and football game with kickoff at 7 p.m. This year’s Grand Marshal for the Homecoming parade is UC graduate and biggest fan, Miss Randi Rose. Says Hopkins, “The selection for Grand Marshal was a no-brainer. We wanted someone with spirit, who loves Union City, and is known by everyone. It was an absolute must to have Randi in our parade!” Along with Rose, the parade will consist of the Homecoming candidates for King and Queen, as well as the floats constructed by the classes and their sponsors. This year, the Freshman Class will present “The Cat in the Hat” while the Sophomores share “Whoville.” The Juniors have chosen “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and the Seniors are taking on “The Lorax.” To view the parade, be sure to find a spot along it’s regular route- the parade will travel south on Walnut Street to Pearl, turning west. Once on Pearl Street, it will travel to Columbia Street, turning north up Columbia Street, through downtown Union City, until reaching Division Street. From there, it will travel east down Division, returning to the school.