Ilion High School Traditions

Homecoming King and Queen Class of 1988

Homecoming King - Allen Boyle and Queen - Lori (Hart) McElwain Class of 1988
Queen - Lori (Hart) McElwain
Homecoming King - Allen Boyle Class of 1988
King - Allen Boyle

Homecoming '87 was one of the most memorable weeks of our year. It started on Monday with "Punk Day", as people paraded the halls with colored hair and funky make-up. Tuesday was lolli-pop day and lolli-pops of every size, shape, and color could be seen. Wednesday was pajama day and half the school was clad in night gowns, sweat pants, and slippers. The week was half over, and each class was feverishly preparing their floats and posters for the upcoming contests.

Thursday was stuffed animal day and people brought in everything from "Bomber" teddy bears to Alf dolls. Friday brought the beginning of Homecoming Weekend festivities. The senior girls wore gold & brown corsages, while the senior boys were given touchdown hankies, and people in all grades demonstrated their spirit by wearing gold & brown.

The pep rally turned out to be a great success. The cheerleaders, accompanied by the boy cheerleaders (Peter Wardle, John Tanner, Sean Connors, Jim Grogan, and Steve Zaffarano) did their "Hello" cheer. Lori Hart was chosen as Homecoming Queen and Allen Boyle was her King. The poster and spirit contests were both won by the seniors.

After the traditional "Grr fight" and "Rickety rackety" cheers, the homecoming pep rally ended with the "We're from Ilion" cheer and the enthusiastic singing of our Alma Mater.

The unusually cold weather that Saturday morning wasn't exactly what we had hoped for, but none-the-less, the excitement was building.

The annual parade displaying floats with a "space" theme was followed by the Ilion-Frankfort game. The float contest winners were revealed at half-time with the juniors taking first place followed by the sophomores and then the freshmen. The seniors took a disappointing 4th.

The game ended with a Bomber victory over Knights, and Homecoming '87 became another happy memory.

Homecoming History from the 1988 Mirror


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