PHS celebrates homecoming with host of activies

Plymouth High School recently held its 2013 Homecoming, including a parade and football game on Oct. 4.

The school celebrated Homecoming from Sept. 29 to Oct. 5 with a variety of events, including:

Boys volleyball tournament on Sept. 29, was won by the senior team Team Blend.

Girls powder puff football tournament on Sept. 29, was won by the seniors.

Annual tug-of-war competition, was bested by the seniors, who also beat the staff team.

ยท Storefront Decorating Contest for area businesses, with first- and second-place plaques for the most spirited displays in keeping with the theme “PHS: Under the Sea” went to Seranya Studios and Sharing R Kids Closet respectively.

Themed dress-up days, with class colors on Monday, beach wear on Tuesday, sailor/pirate dress on Wednesday, Hawaiian attire on Thursday and Panther wear on Friday.

Lunchroom activities, including a crab walking race, hall swimming, a dolphin ring toss and hula hooping.

Card-making for Project Angel Hugs, which ministers to the emo- tional needs of children with cancer and their families.

Annual pep rally on Friday, featured emcees Jack Heginbottom and Cole Karczewski, a Danceline performance, class competitions, a fall sports dance video and a surprise tribute to bus driver Bill Barber, who had driven teams to many away games and attended many home teams as a fan.

Induction of the 2013 Plymouth High School Alumni Hall of Fame included James Hemauer of the Class of 1973, Nancy Blick Jusky of the Class of 1960 and Bill Miller of the Class of 1980.

Homecoming Court, which for the first time was chosen by the student body from representatives from each student activity or club; Collin Neils and Sophie Hau were crowned king and queen.

Annual PHS Homecoming Parade through downtown, featured student teams and organizations as well as community entries.

The brat fry at the Finke Field concession stand was sponsored by the PHS Soccer Booster Club.

Gridiron Challenge test-drive fundraiser was sponsored by Van Horn Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, which raised $5,000 for the PHS Football Booster Club.

The homecoming football game was against Kiel, which PHS won 38-6.

Halftime recognition of PHS alumni who were the oldest (Al Meerstein of the Class of 1945), had the most children (Bruce Friederichs and Barb Ohman tied with five children each) and who have traveled the farthest (Lois Ansay, 700 miles).

50th reunion of the Class of 1963, included a tour of the former Plymouth High School – now Riverview Middle School.

The homecoming dance was held on Saturday in the PHS cafeteria.

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