November 28, 2023

‘Surf’s Up’ for NV homecoming Sept. 12-17

They’ll catch a wave and be sitting on top of the world at Nodaway Valley during Homecoming Week, which is Sept. 12 through 17.

The theme of this year’s Homecoming Week is “Surf’s Up,” so many of the daily themes and decorations will revolve around the ocean and the beach.

“Student council members came up with a few ideas and we took a vote, so ‘Surf’s Up’ is the winner. I think we’re all really excited about that,” said junior Jorja Holliday, the group’s secretary.

Theme days throughout the homecoming week will include Surfers vs. Bikers Day on Monday, Generation Day on Tuesday, Holiday Spirit Day Wednesday, Hawaiian Day Thursday and Wolverine Spirit Day on Friday.

The pancake supper will be back this year, held at the old Greenfield Fire Station starting at 4 p.m. The parade will begin at 7 p.m. and travel south from the schools via NW 2nd Street to the square and back. A community pep rally will be held in the stadium and the homecoming court introduced to the crowd.

The homecoming king and queen will be announced at halftime of the football game, which kicks off Friday night at 7 p.m. against Interstate 35.

Senior members of the homecoming court are king candidates Boston DeVault, Doug Berg, Blake Lund and Mason Wilson, and queen candidates are Kenzie Miller, Emma Perkey, Madison Long and Abby Engles.

Formal coronation will begin 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 in the high school gymnasium. The dance will follow until 10 p.m.

Students in the high school grades will begin the festivities by decorating this Saturday, Sept. 10 at various businesses on the Greenfield square.

“This is going to be fun, and we’re looking forward to it,” said Student Council President, senior Madison Long.

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson has served as News Editor of the Adair County Free Press and Fontanelle Observer since Oct. 2017. He and his wife Kilee live in Greenfield. In Greenfield and the greater Adair County area, he values the opportunity to tell peoples' stories, enjoys playing guitar, following all levels of sports, and being a part of his local church.