High school Homecoming festivities to converge at downtown parade Friday

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 | 5:31 p.m. CDT; updated 11:13 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Freshman Bonnie Yantzi, a member of Alpha Phi, chalked up the entrance to Moe’s Southwest Grill on Wednesday. MU’s sororities and fraternities are adding black and gold touches throughout downtown to prepare for Homecoming this weekend.

It’s Homecoming time at MU and at Rock Bridge and Hickman high schools. Perhaps the highlights of the week will be the high school Homecoming parade at 2 p.m. Friday and the MU parade at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

This year is unusual for the high schools, which typically celebrate Homecoming on the same schedule. Because Hickman was unable to schedule a home football game for this Friday night, however, it will kick off Homecoming festivities with the Friday afternoon parade and continue activities through next week.

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Here’s a schedule of the high schools’ activities.

Rock Bridge

Thursday: Homecoming assembly and Spirit Day, held in the Rock Bridge gym. Five Rock Bridge alumni will be inducted into the Rock Bridge High School Hall of Fame. They include Justin Bohon, class of 1997, who is an actor in New York City; Sam Huckaba, class of 1976, who is senior associate dean and professor of mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University; John Rogers, class of 1986, who is a playwright in New York City; Lili Vianello, class of 1984, who is president of Visionworks Marketing and Communications in Columbia; and Brian Wesbury, class of 1976, who is an economist, author and co-host of the CNBC morning business show Squawk Box, Chicago.

Friday: School canceled. Joint Homecoming parade with Hickman High School at 2 p.m. in downtown Columbia.*

Friday: Rock Bridge football game against Liberty High School at 7 p.m.

Saturday: Homecoming dance in the Rock Bridge cafeteria from 8 to 11 p.m.


Friday: School canceled. Joint Homecoming parade with Rock Bridge High School at 2 p.m. in downtown Columbia.*

Monday: Pajama Day

Tuesday: Disney Day

Wednesday: Retro Day, charity fair and Homecoming Queen voting.

Oct. 25: Nerd Day, room decorations and Homecoming Queen voting.

Oct. 26: Spirit Day, Homecoming assembly in Hickman’s stadium

Oct. 26: Football game against Ft. Zumwalt South High School at 7 p.m. Queen will be crowned at halftime.

Oct. 27: Homecoming dance at 8 p.m.

*The parade route is through downtown on Broadway, heading west from College Avenue to Providence Road.

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