We hope you enjoy this abbreviated version of the
Serving Frankenmuth Since 1906
Vol. 111 No. 12 ~ In our 111th year!
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
MEET THE CANDIDATES: Frankenmuth High School will celebrate its Homecoming on Friday, October 7, when it takes on North Branch at 7pm. At halftime, one of the five Homecoming Queen finalists will be crowned. They are from the left, Kayla Kueffner, Lindsey Mertz, Emily Janson, Meghan Peterson and Abby Struble.
"Children's TV Shows" is the theme for the 2016 FHS Homecoming Oct. 7
hildren’s TV Shows” is the theme for the 2016 Frankenmuth High School Homecoming, set for Friday, October 7.
With a win over Essexville Garber this Friday, the Eagles would be 6-0 and welcome TVC East Division school North Branch for its final, regular-season home game.
Homecoming planning has been underway by the Student Council since the beginning of the school year. Last week, the student body chose the five Homecoming finalists. They are, in alphabetical order:
Emily Janson, the daughter of Jim and Donna Janson.
Kayla Kueffner, the daughter of Keith and Diane Kueffner.
Lindsey Mertz, the daughter of Jim and Andrea Mertz.
Meghan Peterson, the daughter of Daniel Peterson and Amy Peterson.
Abby Struble, the daughter of Russell and Amy Struble.
Homecoming starts with Spirit Week, Monday, October 3, through Friday, October 7. Monday is PJ Day, Tuesday is Pledge Your Allegiance Day, Wednesday is Beach Day, Thursday is Theme Day and Friday is Red & Gray Extreme Fan Day.
Pledge Your Allegiance Day means the students choose who to cheer for in the Tuesday Powder Puff football game. Wearing light blue is for the seniors and wearing white is for the juniors.
Theme Day is by school grade. The seniors have Sponge Bob, the juniors Scooby Doo, the sophomores Mickey Mouse and the freshmen Dora and Diego.
Student and staff participation in the Spirit Week activities is measured, with the winning class earning the FHS Spirit Cup. The participants are counted in the third hour all five days and the best percentage wins the cup.
A Homecoming assembly will be held at the end of school on Friday.
The school district will also have its Hall of Fame luncheon at noon on Friday at the FHS Bronner Performing Arts Center. Dr. Philip Felgner was chosen the district’s Distinguished Alumnus and Dr. Harold “Gus” Braeutigam the Champion for Children. Tickets are available for the luncheon by calling the district office at 652-9958.
The Homecoming Parade will begin at 6pm on Friday. The parade participants will assemble on at 5:30pm on North Franklin Street in the Air Advantage parking lot, across from Tim Hortons.
The parade will include the FHS Marching Band, cheerleaders, five queen candidates riding in convertibles, Dr. Felgner and Dr. Braeutigam, the fall sports teams, Frankenmuth Police and MMR Ambulance Service.
The parade route travels south on Franklin Street, east on Genesee Street, crosses Main Street and ends in the west parking lot of Frankenmuth High School and the football field. The band will perform prior to kickoff and the FHS Choir will sing the National Anthem.
Halftime is organized by the Student Council and includes the Homecoming banner presentations and winner announced, the crowning of the Homecoming queen, introduction of the foreign exchange student and culminates with fireworks.
The casual and come-as-you-are Homecoming Dance follows the game and lasts until 11pm. Dance tickets are $5 per person during the week and $10 at the door.
Celeste Worley is the Homecoming chairperson, Jared Davis the fireworks chairman and Sara Aldrich and Justine Worley are the parade co-chairs.