Homecoming season is here

Sunnyside Knights play Eniat Friday


Brennan Rip and Bode Jansen hurry across Sunnyside Christian High School campus dressed as ranch hands as part of homecoming week at the school.


On their way to a FFA chapter meeting, Brooklon Struikmans and Annalies Roskamp model their cowgirl attire in honor of Farm and Ranch dress-up day during Sunnyside Christian High School spirit week.

— Friday night lights must mean homecoming season is just around the corner. So, for the next five weekends lower valley schools will hold spirit week activities, culminating in a football game and in most cases a homecoming dance.

To kick off the season, the Sunnyside Christian High School Knights will celebrate their homecoming with spirit theme days all this week.

Tuesday’s theme was ‘Farm and Ranch’ with today’s theme hailed as ‘Elderly Person’ day. Thursday students will be ‘All-American’ and Friday is ‘Spirit Day,” Monday, students dressed Hawaiian style.

As has become a time-honored tradition, a macho man volleyball game is held along with a powder puff football game during homecoming week. The boys’ volleyball was played Tuesday and the girls’ football game will be Thursday during the eighth hour of school, Building Principal Dean Wagenaar said.

Eighth hour is from 2:25 to 3:30 p.m. for parents interested in seeing the games.

The pep assembly will also be held during eighth period Friday, complete with an appearance of the spirit float and the announcement of the homecoming court.

The Knights 8-man football team will face Eniat on the Sunnyside High School’s Clem Senn Football Stadium at 7 p.m. Friday.

Upcoming Homecoming Schedules

Sept. 25-29 — Zillah High School Leopards will hold homecoming activities, including a Saturday night dance.

Oct. 2-6 — Granger High School will hold homecoming activities.

Oct. 2-6 — Prosser High School plans homecoming activities.

Oct. 2-6 — Grandview High School plans a week of homecoming activities.

Oct. 8-13 — Sunnyside High School homecoming will also include a Saturday night homecoming dance.

Oct. 16-20 — Mabton High School Homecoming is planned.


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