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It’s Spirit Week at MHS heading into Friday’s Homecoming game

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Pictured (l-r) are freshman attendant Shelby Wise, senior attendant Jacolyn Bolender, first attendant Allie Flowers, homecoming queen Luca Matesic, second attendant Skylar Mazo, junior attendant Randa Marion, and sophomore attendant Ava Hawkins. (Submitted photo.)

By Angela Shepherd

Homecoming is on its way to McClain High School and with that, all the trappings of the tradition, too.

In leading up to homecoming week, queen candidates were nominated, votes cast, and royalty chosen. 

Luca Matesic is this year’s homecoming queen, and the court consists of first attendant Allie Flowers, second attendant Skylar Mazo, senior attendant Jacolyn Bolender, junior attendant Randa Marion, sophomore attendant Ava Hawkins, and freshman attendant Shelby Wise. 

With the game against the Miami Trace Panthers on Friday Sept. 22, that means Spirit Week begins Monday Sept. 18, and each day will have a different theme all based on the film "Mamma Mia!"

Daily themes for the week of homecoming are: Monday - "Money, Money, Money" - dress as a famous person; Tuesday - "Thank You for the Music" - dress as your favorite genre of music; Wednesday - "Dancing Queen" - dress disco; Thursday - "Mamma Mia" - Dress as a soccer mom/barbeque dad; and Friday - "The Winner Takes it All" - each class to dress in class color (freshman - purple, sophomore - gold, junior - white, and senior - black).

Another tradition of Spirit Week is the Snake Dance, which will be held Wednesday Sept. 20. While the Snake Dance traditionally ends at the practice field, this year it will end at the field off the 300 block of south Washington Street as the practice field is currently under construction. 

Friday brings the big student pep rally and in the evening, pre-game activities begin at the football field at 6:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 23 is the homecoming dance, also following the "Mamma Mia!" theme and decorated by members of the student council. 

“We are excited about all the activities this week for Homecoming,” McClain Principal Matt Shelton said. “We also look forward to welcoming back so many alumni for the Homecoming activities. We hope to see the community come out Friday night to support all our football players, cheerleaders, band, Tigerettes, majorettes and coaches. Go Tigers!” 

There are always good things happening in the Greenfield Exempted Village School District. To keep up with them, check out the district website at, the district’s social media pages, and each building’s Facebook pages. 

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