Homecoming 2016

Homecoming 2016

By Shacourtney Johns – Homecoming is an annual tradition where students and faculty come together usually in September to welcome back alumni. It is built around an event such as a game of football, which is played on the the school’s home football field, and the crowning of the Homecoming royalty. This years Homecoming took

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Above: The offensive line is getting set to protect their quarterback. Photo by Bailey Havlat

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Above:Taliq Ellis celebrates after a big stop on 3rd down. Photo by Bailey Havlat

By Shacourtney Johns –
Homecoming is an annual tradition where students and faculty come together usually in September to welcome back alumni. It is built around an event such as a game of football, which is played on the the school’s home football field, and the crowning of the Homecoming royalty. This years Homecoming took place at Lincoln High School on Friday September 23rd.

The festivities started off with Spirit Week where students and staff dressed up differently for each day to show their school spirit. The days included Multiplicity Day where students would dress similar to two or more people, Denim Day where students and staff wore as much denim as possible, Wacky Wednesday where students dressed up as crazy as they wanted , Artist Day for students who wanted to dress up as one of their favorite artist. And Link Day for showing your school pride by wearing red and black.

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Above: The 2016 Lincoln High athletic hall of fame inductees pose for a picture at the Hall of Fame pep rally. Photo by Bhagya Pushkaran

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Senior King: Harper Lundine Wilmoth, Queen: Julia Haack

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Junior Prince: Jack Buchanan, Princess: Lydia Bartek

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Sophmore Duke: Carter Yost, Dutchess: Audrey Hitt

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Freshman Lord: Tristan Smith, Lady: Mandy Duffy

Friday consisted of the Athletic Hall of Fame Pep Rally that morning, followed by the game at 6 p.m. against North Platte at Beechner Field, The Links won 55-24 in their first Homecoming win in 10 years. The dancebegan at 8:30 p.m. and ended at 11 p.m. This year’s Student Council gave the students three choices.The studentsvoted and chose the theme Hollywood Red Carpet StuCo sponsor Niki Barnes said. With the Hollywood theme came the lavish decorations such as the red carpet and the historic Hollywood sign. The students and faculty danced the night away leading up to the crowning of the Homecoming Royalty. The 2016 Homecoming Royalty were King: Harper Lundine Wilmots, Queen: Julia Haack, Prince: Jack Buchanan, Princess: Lydia Bartek, Duke: Carter Yost, Dutchess: Audrey Hitt, Lord: Tristan Smith, and Lady: Mandy Duffy.

Hall of Fame members were honored during the rally as well as during a reception in the Media Center beforehand. The Lincoln High School Hall of Fame was established in 1983, the purpose of the Athletic Hall of Fame is to recognize the athletic accomplishments of the individual during their years at Lincoln High.

The 2016 Lincoln High athletic hall of fame inductees were, Sherrill Bornemeier Bice, Arnie Collins, Everett Dailey, John Erickson, Joe Folsom, Bob Francisco, Michaela Franklin, Dawn Spickelmier-Frazey, Morris

Galter, Paul Grandgenett, Gary Gruenemeier, Kathy Wilson Gulland, Bill Johnson, Ralph Merriman, Kurt Meyer, Dennis O’Meara, Bill Reinhardt, Ryan Shanesy, Darrel Temple, Chuck Thompson, Shane Wichtendahl. The Family Award went to the Dean Family for their contributions to Lincoln High School sports. There was also the Special Recognition Award given to Aldis Augstums, this award was given to him for his exemplary contributions to LHS athletics.

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