NPHS Homecoming Week starts Monday

Patrick Fisher

Staff Writer

New Prague High School's Homecoming Week begins Monday, Sept. 21. The week of events includes various activities at the school and themes for each day.

This year the school has moved coronation of Homecoming royalty later in the week. The coronation will be during the school pepfest at 11:10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, in the school gym. Candidates will be announced later this week.

The week includes a number of theme days. Monday, Sept. 21, is Class Color Day. Freshmen should wear khaki, sophomores gray, juniors turquoise, seniors black and the staff red. The Powder Puff football game, sponsored by Senior Send Off, is at 7 p.m. The game, played at Trojan Field, will be between teams of senior and junior girls.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, the theme is Get Up and Go Day, students can wear sweat pants. The boys and girls soccer teams host Farmington at the soccer field along 12th Street, west of the New Prague Area Community Center. The girls game is at 4 p.m. and the boys play at 6 p.m. Girls tennis has a 4:15 p.m. meet at Northfield and volleyball has a 7 p.m. game at Mankato East.

Wednesday, Sept. 23, is Sports/Jersey Day. Thursday, Sept. 24, is Neon Day, where students can wear their favorite neon color. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. students can work on their parade floats in the bus garage. There are four home games that evening, with girls tennis at 4:15 p.m. against Hutchinson, volley ball at 7 p.m. versus Prior Lake, boys soccer at 3:30 p.m. against Northfield and girls soccer at 5:30 p.m. hosting the Northfield Raiders. The girls swimming and diving team is at Northfield at 6 p.m. and the boys and girls cross country teams are at Burnsville at 4 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 25, is School Spirit Day. In addition to the 11:10 a.m. Pepfest and coronation, there will be a Homecoming Parade down Main Street that starts at the high school at 1 p.m. The parade will go south on Columbus Avenue to Main Street, then west on Main.

Evening events begin at 5 p.m. at the football field with a Pre-Game Chili Feed and the game at 7 p.m. the Trojan football team will take on the Prior Lake Lakers.

The week wraps up on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8 to 11:30 p.m. with the Homecoming Dance at the high school gym.

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