Ilion High School Traditions

Homecoming King and Queen Class of 1990

Homecoming King - Ron Rose and Homecoming Queen - Kathleen Stockton Class of 1990
King - Ron Rose and Queen - Kathleen Stockton

Homecoming King and Queen

From the 1990 Mirror

The annual spirit week that precedes homecoming at I.H.S. began Monday, as the students all started gearing up for an exciting weekend. The theme for the various events of the week was "Victory through the years!" Each day the students followed the specific theme for the day. The themes ranged from Monday's "Summer of '69" concept to Thursday's idea named "Decade Day."

On Friday, all the students were excited about all the homecoming activities. Most students wore their Ilion gold and brown and were prepared to cheer their team on to a victory. Anyone coming near the main gym on Friday could hear the resounding drum beats and the cheers of bomber enthusiasm reverberating through the gym.

During the pep rally, the boy cheerleaders put on quite a show for all the spectators. The boys really whipped the crowd to a frenzy with their special surprise. After the boy cheerleader's routine, the poster contest winners were announced. The sophomores took first place in the event with the seniors and juniors tying for second place.

After the cheerleaders presented their hello cheer, line-up and routine, the'89 king and queen were crowned. A pair of cheerleaders strolled about the gym trying to find the king and queen. The cheerleaders captured Ron Rose and Kathleen Stockton and crowned them king and queen of 1989 Homecoming.

Class of 1990 Homecoming Boy Cheerleaders

Saturday, everyone awoke to a brisk, clear fall morning and began to prepare for the day's game and parade. Participants in the annual parade included the I.H.S. marching band, the class floats, the cheerleaders, and many excited fans. As the parade approached the Diss Memorial Complex, everyone felt the tradition that is a special part of Ilion homecoming. The football team gave the fans a super game, as the Bombers went on to beat the Knights 14 to 6.

During halftime of the game, the winners of the float contest were announced. The sophomores again took first place, with the seniors a close second and the juniors third. As twilight arrived that night, the homecoming dance began. As always, it was a big success.

On Sunday, the classes participated in the last events of Homecoming '89, the class games. The Powder Puff football playoffs were won by the juniors. The next event, the tugo-war was won by the freshmen. Although everyone was tired from the outdoor events, they all had enough energy to participate in the last of the class games, volleyball. This event was dominated by the seniors, as they went on to win the overall event. Everyone agreed that Homecoming '89 was a huge success. All the students, but especially the seniors, will remember the friendship, fun, and excitement of I.H.S. Homecoming 1989.

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