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Homecoming to hit Williams
Viking spirit soars as students have dress-up days, pep rallies, a bonfire, parade, dance and more

Williams High School students celebrate homecoming on Monday with Pajama Day. Clockwise from left: senior royalty candidates Jeff Brownlee, Oscar Nunez, Alessandro Fadda, Chrystal Heiser, Jordan Pettit and Karrina Rotter; juniors Coty Baxter and Jessie Durnez; sophomores Dustin Hollamon and Cheyenne Milner; and freshmen Braden Heap and Julie Jansma. Submitted photos

Williams High School students celebrate homecoming on Monday with Pajama Day. Clockwise from left: senior royalty candidates Jeff Brownlee, Oscar Nunez, Alessandro Fadda, Chrystal Heiser, Jordan Pettit and Karrina Rotter; juniors Coty Baxter and Jessie Durnez; sophomores Dustin Hollamon and Cheyenne Milner; and freshmen Braden Heap and Julie Jansma. Submitted photos

WILLIAMS - Viking spirit is on display this week as students at Williams High School celebrate homecoming with an action-packed schedule of events including a parade, bonfire and homecoming football game against Hopi.

Students 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 Braden Heap and Julie Jansma; sophomores Dustin Hollamon and Cheyenne Milner; juniors Coty Baxter and Jessie Durnez; and seniors Jeff Brownlee, Oscar Nunez, Alessandro Fadda, Chrystal Heiser, Jordan Pettit and Karrina Rotter.

Themed spirit days include pajama day, twin day and super hero day.

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 11:30 a.m. followed by a school-wide barbecue at 11 a.m. The homecoming parade down Route 66 begins at 1 p.m.

The annual bonfire at the Rodeo Grounds takes place at 8 p.m. following Lady Vikes volleyball games at 4 and 6 p.m.

On Friday, the Vikings take on Hopi 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.

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