Perry High School announces 2018 homecoming court

Staff Report

Perry High School held an assembly on Friday, Sept. 7 to announce the 2018 homecoming court.

King candidates include Carlos Calderon, Mike Echeverria, Kaleb Olejniczak, Ernesto Jimenez and Mario Cruz. Queen candidates include Jamileth Sarceno, Alondra Avila, Jocelyn Fuentes, Julia Stetzel and Jasmine Tobar.

The 2018 homecoming king and queen will be crowned during the coronation ceremony at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 in the high school gym. A bonfire will follow the ceremony at the athletic complex.

Other homecoming activities include dress-up days, Volunteer Day, a homecoming parade, Game Day and the homecoming dance.

Perry students will be volunteering around town on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 12. The homecoming parade will be held later that evening. The parade lineup will be at 5:30 p.m. in the high school parking lot. The parade will start at 6 p.m., traveling from the parking lot on 18th Street to Willis Avenue, before turning north on 2nd Street to end downtown.

Those interested in participating should contact the Perry Chamber of Commerce at 515-465-4601.

A grill out will follow the parade at Raccoon Valley Bank. The event is sponsored by Hy-Vee and Tyson. A suggested donation of $5 per person or $20 per family will go directly to the high school junior class for prom.

Those at the grill out can also get a football poster signed by the players, along with Bluejay apparel at the Booster Club pop-up shop in front of the bank.

The Bluejays will take on the North Polk Comets at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 at Dewey Field. The theme of this year’s homecoming week is “Bluejays are out of this world.”