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Fri, July 30

Homecoming is here!
Viking spirit soars as students have dress-up days, pep rallies, a bonfire, parade, dance and more

Ryan Williams/WGCN <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Homecoming royalty includes freshmen Miranda Velazco and Dakota Beavers; sophomores Dayna Armijo and Coty Baxer; juniors Cheyenne Lienhard and Jeffery Brownlee; and seniors Shai Gary, Paige Parenteau, Vanessa Rivera, Jordan Berry, Jimmy Perkins and Keifer Vercammen.

Ryan Williams/WGCN <br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 --><br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Homecoming royalty includes freshmen Miranda Velazco and Dakota Beavers; sophomores Dayna Armijo and Coty Baxer; juniors Cheyenne Lienhard and Jeffery Brownlee; and seniors Shai Gary, Paige Parenteau, Vanessa Rivera, Jordan Berry, Jimmy Perkins and Keifer Vercammen.

WILLIAMS -Viking spirit is apparent this week as students at Williams High School celebrate homecoming with an action-packed schedule of events, which includes a parade, bonfire and homecoming games against Page and Grand Canyon.

Students are gearing up to compete all week long to determine which class, freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, has the most Viking spirit.

Last week, royalty was selected and announced. Royalty includes freshmen Miranda Velazco and Dakota Beavers; sophomores Dayna Armijo and Coty Baxer; juniors Cheyenne Lienhard and Jeffery Brownlee; and seniors Shai Gary, Paige Parenteau, Vanessa Rivera, Jordan Berry, Jimmy Perkins and Keifer Vercammen.

Today, activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. with game one of the ever-popular powder puff girls' football tournament. Other competitive events include a water balloon toss, pyramid building, tug-o-war, boys' volleyball tourney and pie-eating contest.

Tomorrow a pep assembly takes place at 10:30 a.m. followed by a school-wide barbecue at 12 p.m. The homecoming parade down Route 66 begins at 1 p.m.

The annual bonfire at the Rodeo Grounds takes place Thursday evening at dusk.

On Friday, The Lady Vikings volleyball team will take on Grand Canyon starting at 4 p.m. and the Vikings football homecoming game against Page at 7 p.m. The coronation and crowning of homecoming royalty takes place at half time.

The homecoming dance, which is open to the public, begins in the gym immediately after the game and runs until midnight. WHS alumni Eddie Miller from 93.9 The Mountain will DJ the event.

If you would like to help with homecoming preparation, contact Mike Fleishman at (928) 635-4474.

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