Busy week in store for Trenton R-9 students during Homecoming week activities

Trenton R-9 School District

The Trenton R-9 School District announces the celebration of their 75th Homecoming.

The week of activities commemorating Homecoming will be held September 23rd through September 27th. The Homecoming Theme is Decades. Trenton students can demonstrate school spirit from elementary school through high school. The THS Student Council feels that school spirit should begin as early as Rissler and are encouraging all students and faculty from the buildings to actively participate in carrying on the spirit of the 75th Homecoming.

Many area businesses have agreed to allow the Student Council to paint their windows to show support for the Trenton Bulldogs. 

Spirit Week will begin on Monday with dressing as a character from Grease. Tuesday is Beach Boys Day. Wednesday is Flower Child/Hippie Day, Thursday is 80” s/Grunge Day, and Friday will be Black Out Day, where we will wear the traditional black clothing.

As part of the Homecoming activities, the student council will be taking attendance each day of the week for school spirit, and at the Homecoming football game. A pizza party will be awarded by the student council for the class that wins for school spirit. During each lunch shift, prizes will also be given by the student with the most spirit. Trenton R-9 Mascots will award prizes within each building for winners of the best costumes each day.

Trenton High School will also dedicate the morning of homecoming as a time to assemble their Homecoming floats which allows all students an opportunity to be involved in the homecoming spirit.

The traditional Pep Rally will be held Wednesday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m. at C.F. Russell Stadium. During the Pep Rally, to celebrate the 75th Homecoming queens from the past years will be introduced and escorted down the track by a current football player. The guest speaker will be Charlie Bacon, who has taught in the Trenton R-9 School District for 12 years and coached wrestling for 13 years.

All fall sports teams will be introduced and the coronation of King and Queen and the court to follow. Prior to the King and Queen being announced, former Homecoming queens will be escorted by our senior football players. The school district feels very honored to have the return of past queens participate in the 2019 coronation.

Candidates for Homecoming queen are seniors McKenna Cox, McKayla Blackburn, and Mackenzie Klinginsmith. Senior King Candidates are Quentin Hughs, Dalton Burchett, and Sam Schilling. Junior attendants are Carly Spencer and Royce Jackson. Sophomore attendants are Jaica Clark and Donnie Gilbertson. Freshman attendants are Lydia Leininger and Tucker Otto. The Prince and Princess of Homecoming are Sutton Buenemann daughter of Molly and Austin Buenemann and Sawyer Hoffman, son of Tara and Eric Hoffman.

School will dismiss early on Friday, September 27th at 1:07 for the parade, which will begin at the high school parking lot at 2:00. Being honored for their many years of dedication to the Trenton R-9 School District is Grand Marshall Mayor Linda Crooks. The parade route will travel from the high school parking lot, north on Normal Street, west of 17th Street, south on Harris Avenue, East on 9th Street to Hardees, and back to the high school parking lot.

Prior to the kick-off Friday night, the Queen, King, and their court will be introduced. The girls will be escorted down the 50-yard line by their fathers. Assisting with the introductions will be the THS Marching Band, under the direction of Ethan Stewart, and the THS Colorguard, under the direction of Kelli Griffith. The pre-game activities will begin at 6:30, with the royalty being introduced and escorted across the field. Kick-off is at 7:00.

On Friday evening after the game, the spirit of Homecoming will continue with a dance for students. The music will be provided by the professional Kjam the DJ by Kevin Klinginsmith. The dance will be held from 9:30-11:30 p.m in the high school commons. Admission to the dance is $6.00 per person. Bailey Studio of Chillicothe will also be available to take pictures that the students can purchase.