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NP3 Homecoming Week Kicks Off on Sept. 12

Advisory classes fill into NP3’s gym for a First Friday Event on Sept. 2. The First Friday event center on basketball was to create excitement for the homecoming game.

By Jack Fedor
Co-Editor | The Pacific Times

NP3 High’s homecoming is set for the week of Sept. 12.

Festivities will include a spirit week, class chants, two basketball games and a dance. A full homecoming week was last held during the fall in October 2019.

On Monday Sept. 12 students may dress up in their pajamas for the first day of the spirit week.

Tuesday Sept. 13 students may come to school without a backpack and use other means to carry their school supplies to and from classes. (Note: Other means to carry school supplies must fit under a desk and be easily moved between classes).

Wednesday Sept. 14 grade levels will have the opportunity to win the most Pirate Points if students wear their class color. Class colors are black and gold for seniors, red for juniors, green for sophomores and purple for freshmen.

Students who dress up for the spirit day on Sept. 14 will be entered into a raffle for a basket which will include treats to help cheer on their team at the homecoming game. There will be two raffle winners.

During advisory on Sept. 14 students will take part in the class chant competition and be eligible to win additional Pirate Points.

Chants will be created by students and teachers from each grade. For some grade levels, students are creating their chant, while teachers are helping facilitate the chant selection for others.

The homecoming basketball game will be held Sept. 14. The doors are scheduled to open at 3:30 p.m. with the game festivities set to start at 4 p.m. Tickets for the game will be sold at the door for $5 and students who play in the game or are performing will receive a $2 discount.

Choir is scheduled to perform a special edition of the national anthem prior to the freshman vs. sophomore game. The Dance Team will be also perform during halftime.

A food area is planned to be set up on the blacktop allowing students to visit club booths and eat while still being close to the game. Food will be sold by clubs.

The homecoming game will allow only one timeout per team and a running clock will be instituted for both games.

The homecoming game will feature new commentators — Jonathon Brinkmann for the freshman vs. sophomore game and Peter Riehl for the junior vs. senior game. Commentators will make announcements as well as provide commentary about the plays. An additional commentator is being sought for both games and may be announced within the next week.

The freshmen and sophomore teams will face off in the first game of the afternoon. The freshmen are coached by Jonathan England and the sophomores are coached by Staci Osborn and Kimberly Knestrick.

“Jasmeet Singh is a great three-point shooter, and his defense is great, so I am looking forward to watching him,” said sophomore Amari Adil. “I think he is going to score 15 points.”

The junior and senior game will play second. The juniors will be coached by Justin Cooley and a seniors by Jonathon Brinkmann.

“I am excited to see Santi Shabazz because he is a good player and I have known him for a while,” said senior Braeden An. “I think the seniors are not going to take the loss well as they did not for the past two games.”

Teams have been practicing Tuesdays and Thursdays, after school during NP3 High’s new intramural sports program. The winner of each game will be awarded with Pirate Points.

On Sept. 15 students may dress up as someone to whom they are attracted and on Sept. 16 the theme is neon.

The homecoming dance will take place 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sept. 16. Tickets will be $8 on Sept. 9 at Club Rush, will increase to $10 during lunch the week of homecoming and will be $12 at the door.

Each student is allowed to bring one guest to the dance aged 14 to 21 who does not attend NP3 High. The guest must complete a guest pass which will be signed by the principal of the school in which they attend.

Guests must attend with their NP3 host and pay the at the door fee of $12. All students must arrive by 7:30 p.m. and leave the school promptly following the dance.

The dance will have a DJ and a photo booth as well as neon decorations. Any food will cost an additional fee.

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