Homecoming Week At Po-Hi
October 28, 2013 12:00 am
onca City Senior High School will host their Homecoming on Friday, November 1 at Sullins Stadium. Queen coronation is at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Wildcats taking on the Bartlesville Bruins at 7:00 p.m. There are activities scheduled all week in conjunction with Homecoming.
The Homecoming Court consists of a freshman, sophomore, and junior class attendant and three senior class queen candidates. The senior class has chosen the queen from among the senior queen candidates, and the winner will be announced Friday night
Taylor Woodward has been elected as the freshman attendant. She is the daughter of Malena and John Munger and Jeff and Kelly Woodward. Taylor is a member of the Po-Hi freshman cheer squad and the Po-Hi Orchestra and is a member of the Ponca City Free Will Baptist youth group. Taylor is escorted by Trevor Howey, son of DeWayne and Marcie Howey. Trevor is a member of the Wildcat freshman football, soccer and basketball teams. Presenting flowers to Taylor is Justice Coleman. Justice is the daughter of Mandy Murray. She is the freshman class vice president and a member of the freshman and competitive cheer squads.
Faith Greenhagen is the sophomore attendant. Faith is the daughter of Christopher and Emily Greenhagen. She is a member of the Ponca City Free Will Baptist youth group and performs in Ponca City’s community theater. Escorting Faith is Wesley O’Neill, son of Dale and Carla O’Neill. Wesley is a member of the Wildcat varsity football team, the Po-Hi baseball team and plays on a competitive baseball team. Presenting flowers to Faith is McKenzie Mashburn, daughter of Ginny Mashburn and Ronnie Pennington. McKenzie is the sophomore class president, a Wildcat football manager and a matmaid for the Po-Hi wrestling team.
The junior attendant is Madison Doornbos, daughter of Scott and Sheryl Doornbos. Madi is a member of the Po-Hi varsity cheer squad, a junior Student Council representative and a member of the St. Luke’s Church of the Nazarene youth group. Junior Adam Hoak is Madi’s escort. Adam is the son of Stephen and Jennifer Hoak. He is a member of the Wildcat varsity football team and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Jordan is also a member of the First Lutheran Church youth group. Presenting flowers to Madi is Tommie Beard. Tommie is the daughter of Michelle and Terry Hutson. Tommie is the Student Council secretary, a member of the Po-Hi varsity soccer team and a member of Faith Tabernacle Church.
The 2013 Queen candidates are Libby Frees, Becca Primeaux, and Kassidi Worley. Libby Frees is the daughter of David and Deborah Frees. She is a member of the St. Luke’s youth group and praise band, the Po-Hi National Honor Society and is a senior Po-Hi Student Council representative. After graduation, Libby plans to attend Southern Nazarene University and major in music with an emphasis on music ministry. Escorting Libby is senior Heath Cromwell. Heath is the son of James Cromwell. He is a Wildcat varsity football team captain and a member of the Po-Hi track team. After graduation, Heath plans to attend vocational school to become a master electrician. Presenting flowers to Libby is Chelsea Paynter, daughter of Janet and Tim Wehrle and Stan Paynter. Chelsea is the senior class secretary, the Big Blue Marching Band vice president and a member of our Po-Hi Chorale.
Queen candidate Becca Primeaux is the daughter of Chris and Robyn Primeaux. She is a senior lieutenant for the Po-Hi Steppers, DECA secretary and a member of the First Baptist Church youth group. Becca’s future plans include attending Oklahoma State University to major in business, followed by attending the Duncan Brother’s School of Hair Design. Escorting Becca is senior Quenton Lockett, son of Misty Hardiman. Quenton is a member of the Po-Hi varsity football team. After graduation, Quenton plans on attending college to become a dentist. Presenting flowers to Becca is senior Kylie Hein. Kylie is the daughter of Mike and Crystal Backhaus. Kylie is the senior class vice president, a member of the Po-Hi Steppers and a member of DECA.
Queen candidate Kassidi Worley is the daughter of Roger and Traci Worley. Kassidi is a three-year member of the Po-Hi Steppers, a member of the Po-Hi Student Council and attends Eastern Heights Christian Church. Escorting Kassidi is senior J.T. Hopkins, son of Patrick and Laura Hopkins. J.T. is a Wildcat varsity football team captain. After graduation, J.T.’s college plans include majoring in Criminal Science before joining the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Presenting flowers to Kassidi is Megan Lee, daughter of Wayne and Paige Lee. Megan is a senior class president, the Captain of the Po-Hi Steppers and the National Honor Society Secretary.
John Neisen, son of Greg and Jennifer Neisen, will be crowning one of the queen candidates as the 2013 Homecoming Queen. John is the Student Council President, a member of the Po-Hi National Honor Society and a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church youth group. John’s plans after graduation include attending Oklahoma State University, majoring in Biochemistry/Pre Med.
Seniors Lindsey Dickerson and Emily May will present the queen with her sash. Lindsey is the daughter of Don and Pam Dickerson. She is the Po-Hi Student Council Vice President, a member of the Po-Hi Steppers and a member of the National Honor Society. Emily is the daughter of Dave and Lori May. She is the Po-Hi Student Council historian, a member of the Po-Hi Steppers and a member of the National Honor Society. Shelby Hackney, daughter of Bobby and Shelli Hackney, will present the queen with her flowers. Shelby is the Po-Hi Student Council treasurer, a Po-Hi Stepper and a member of the National Honor Society.
Homecoming Activities This Week
Dress Up Days: Students and staff are encouraged to dress up according to each day’s theme. Students who are dressed up will get points added for their class in the class competition. Staff who dress up will be entered into a drawing after Homecoming week.
Homecoming Parade: The Homecoming Parade will be on Thursday, October 31 beginning at 5:30 p.m. It starts in front of the Central Administration Building, proceeds east on Grand Avenue and north on 5th Street, ending on the Po-Hi front lawn. There will be a brief community pep rally on the front lawn immediately following.
Homecoming Pep Rally: There will be a Homecoming Pep Rally on Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. in Robson Fieldhouse.
Homecoming Dinner: The Po-Hi Steppers are hosting a Homecoming Dinner in the Po-Hi Commons on Friday night, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It is Head Country Bar-B-Q and is $10.00 a dinner. Tickets may be purchased from Kristin Smith or at the door that night. Meals will be available for dine-in or take-out.
Halftime Performances: The Po-Hi Steppers will perform their cape routine at the beginning of halftime, and the Big Blue Marching Band will be presenting their performance immediately after the Steppers.
Po-Hi Cheerleaders Dance: The Po-Hi Cheerleaders will be hosting a dance for all Po-Hi students in the old girls gym immediately following the football game until midnight. Cost is $5.00.
The Homecoming Royalty are pictured front row: Flower presenters, McKenzie Mashburn, Chelsea Paynter, Kylie Hein, Megan Lee, Shelby Hackney, Tommie Beard and Justice Coleman.
2nd row: Queen’s Sash presenter, Linsdey Dickerson, Freshman Attendant, Taylor Woodward; Sophomore Attendant, Faith Greenhagen; Queen Candidates Becca Primeaux, Kassidi Worley and Libby Frees; Junior Attendant, Madi Doornbos; Queen’s Sash Presenter, Emily May
3rd row: Freshman Escort, Trevor Howey; Sophomore Escort, Wesley O’Neill; Senior Escort, Quenton Lockett; Student Council President, John Neisen; Senior Escort, JT Hopkins; Senior Escort, Heath Cromwell; Junior Escort, Adam Hoak