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Support makes for memorable homecoming

Posted: October 11, 2013 - 7:39am

On behalf of Soldotna High School, we would like to thank the community for their support during our Homecoming Week. Our students showed amazing enthusiasm and school spirit throughout the week. They participated in over fifteen activities both during and after school. They ranged from traditional games like Tug-of-War and Trash Can to newer games like Human Tic Tac Toe and Shipwreck. Classes competed in Peach fuzz Volleyball Games, Girls Dodgeball and Class hallway decorating. We concluded a fun filled week with a bonfire, football game, and “Welcome to the Jungle” themed dance attended by over 500 students.

We would like to thank many who contributed to the memories that were created for our students: The City of Soldotna and Soldotna Sports Center for allowing us to use the facility for our bonfire; the Soldotna High School cheerleading team for decorating the city and football field, Paul Wright and his staff for all the electrics, Galen Brantley for help with all the games, volleyball coaches Emily Kenagy and Megan Murphy, AD Matt Johnson, administrators Todd Syverson and Tony Graham, and Meggean Bos for DJ ing the bonfire.

We also appreciate the invaluable assistance of Central Emergency Services, the Soldotna Police Department, Alaska State Troopers, and Soldotna High School Staff. A huge thank you to the many students, staff, parents, and community members who donated their time helping to collect pallets, chaperoning, and more. We would like to thank the following businesses for their support and contributions: Airport Equipment Rental for the generator, Rick Wood and Scott Sundberg for cleanup and hauling away of the bonfire debris, Davis Block and Concrete for the flatbed, Stanley Chrysler for the halftime pickups for royalty, Peninsula Pumping for the porta potty, Four D Carpet One and Home for the carpet tubes, Coca Cola for their donations, Sharon and her team from Magic Moments for their creative photo background, Jesse Soyanco for working the music, and Tammy’s Flowers for the beautiful flowers. Everyone’s willingness to work with us was greatly appreciated.

I would personally like to thank my Student Council for the countless hours they volunteered to make decorations, set up for activities, create and clean up the dance, and all the rest. They make this job a daily delight! A special thanks goes out to Mrs. Cox and her art students and Karen Hamlow, Skyview Activities Director, and the students from Skyview for all the help with decorations for the dance. Without you, the success of homecoming would not have been possible. A special thanks to the custodial staff of SoHi who were so patient and helpful with decorating and cleanup! You are the best!

Every year, I am reminded of the wonderful community where I live when we host these events. People’s willingness to offer their assistance is amazing. We, at Soldotna High School, cannot express our gratitude enough for all of the community members who assist in creating memories that will last a lifetime. Thank You!

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