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Homecoming rolls on with week-long activities


To put some spirit in this year’s Homecoming, the Cornell Spirit Club is again holding a color dash, this time, free of charge for the public to participate in. The dash takes place place prior to the dash and after that, a volleyball game will take place on the football field, with a match between the staff and the football athletes. Once that concludes, the Homecoming king and queen will be crowned.

“They will be wearing masks and social distancing,” said Elliott.

The school is also having dress-up week, with pajama day set for Monday, Oct. 5. The days following that are sports jerseys day, America day, class color day and school spirit day for the Friday, Oct. 9 festivities.

A Homecoming parade will also take place Friday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m., down Main Street, complete with floats and music by the band. Businesses are asked to show their school spirit by decorating their buildings and displaying signs, while the classes will paint windows on Main Street.

There’s also one element the district knew they needed to make happen for the kids, even if it has to take place on the football field.

“We’re going to have a pep rally,” said Elliott. “We’re going to figure it out.”

Elliott says Spirit Club has made a huge difference within the school, in terms of positivity and activities.

“It’s really is changing the way that the kids look at school,” said Elliott.

around town Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m., where those wearing a white shirt, will get colored powder showered on them while walking or running.

That’s not all the Spirit Club has up their sleeves, either.

“Homecoming week is going to be interesting, because of all the expectations because of COVID,” said Cornell Middle/High School principal Dave Elliott. “But, we’re trying to get as normal as possible and this is normalcy for us – Homecoming week.”

Hall decorating will take