Pahranagat Valley High School indulges in what many say is their most favorite time of the year: Homecoming Week. Many weeks of planning, preparation and excitement are put into this event by both students and faculty in hopes of creating memories that will last a lifetime. To say the least, that is exactly what happened earlier this month for this year’s homecoming. Here’s a recap of the activities that went down.
On Monday, students flooded the streets at four different intersections throughout Alamo to paint their names on the roads, and later they spray painted their names on their class rocks, all located on the south side of the football field. Monday night was then filled with laughter and plenty of awkward moments during the Mr. PV contest. After a tough battle of talents, skits and fashion shows, Logan Lee (sophomore) was crowned Mr. Pahranagat Valley with Channer Hollingshead (senior) as his runner up.
On Tuesday, students packed the gym and the parking lots to begin working on floats and posters for Thursday night’s pep assembly and caravan. Later that evening, the girls competed with grit and determination on the gridiron. After a fun and intense game, the “Decepticons” coached by Ike Taylor, Cody Williams, Channer Hollingshead and Tabor Maxwell came out victorious in the Powder Puff conflict.
Wednesday was another exciting day. Again students flooded the gym and parking lots to continue their masterpieces that would be seen Thursday night. At six o’clock that night, many pumped up boys in short shorts and headbands filled the gym to battle on the volleyball courts. After a lot of smack talk and close games, the “Harambes”, coached by Madison and Morgan Harris, came out on top as the champions of this year’s Peach Fuzz battles.
Thursday was definitely a day everyone was looking forward to because of the Pep Assembly, Caravan and Bonfire. The Pep Assembly was different than any other this year. Fox 5 news was in attendance, and it was aired live. The coaches and seniors spoke, the cheerleaders danced, the student council performed and, a huge favorite, the previous year’s state banners were unfurled. Excitement roared as each class rode on their floats throughout the town and finished at the Bonfire, built and lit by the senior class boys.
Friday was of course game day. The “P” on the water tower hill was lit and team-spirit filled the bleachers, court and field. Both the volleyball team and football team came out victorious over Tonopah.
On Saturday, the homecoming dance took place in the high school. Many students attended, dressed bright and colorful to fit in with the candyland theme, a “sweet” way to end an unforgettable week. Royalty was crowned with Alexa Lee and Reece Thorton as Freshman princess and prince. Abby Egbert and Stockton Maxwell as Sophomore princess and prince. Karley Whipple and Hunter Hollingshead as Junior princess and prince. Second Attendants for the Senior class were Allyse Frehner and Cody Williams; First Attendants were Sidney Harris and Ike Taylor. And crowned king and queen were Joao Vitor (foreign exchange student from Brazil) and Shayla Leavitt.
After a remarkable, fun filled week overflowing with school spirit, laughs and memories that will never suppress, Homecoming Week continues be a favorite for students and residents of Pahranagat Valley.