FLINT TWP. — From dressing up in Kooky Clothes on Monday to building mythology-themed parade floats, Carman- Ainsworth has spent Homecoming Week gearing up for the big game Friday night against Powers Catholic High School.
A Homecoming Queen and King will be crowned at game half-time. Vying for the queen’s crown are Alexus Colby, Kali Jackson, Katlyn Koegel, Maisha Robertson and Kayla Tigner.
King’s Court contenders are Jevonte Alexander, Jordan Boudreau, Lorenzo Redman, Connor Storms and Fredrick Van Duyne.
A Prince and Princess for the lower grades have been chosen. They are juniors, Taylor Brooks and Jimmy Shelton; sophomores, Mikaila Garrison and Jalen Lewis and freshmen, Jade McCloud and Keith Franklin.
In keeping with tradition, a theme chosen for this year’s Homecoming Parade is Mt. Olympus for which each class chose to decorate a float with a Greek God.
Seniors chose Zeus, Father of the Gods; Juniors will have Poseidon, God of the Sea; Sophomores chose Ares, the God of War and Freshmen chose Apollo, the God of Music.
The parade starts at 4:30 p.m. on the usual route south on Van Slyke, between Bristol and Maple roads and east on Maple to the Middle School. Access to both roads will be closed by 4:15 p.m. and reopen about 5:30 p.m.
Sandy Worthing, a social studies teacher at Carman- Ainsworth Middle School, was chosen as the parade grand marshal.
Senior girls vied against junior girls for the annual Powder Puff football game Monday night at CAMS.
Students dressed up all week according to themes including Kooky Clothes on Monday, Twin Day on Tuesday, Toga day on Wednesday Crazy Sweater Day on Thursday and Spirit Day on Friday when they wore school colors and gear.
Homecoming Week wraps up Saturday night with a Party at the Parthenon theme for the Homecoming Dance at C-A high school.
Tickets for Homecoming Game can be purchased at the high school Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or at the middle school from 10:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. on Thursday and on Friday from 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Price per ticket: Adult $5.00 – Student $2.50 (1st grade to 12th grade).
All tickets at the gate Friday evening will be $5.00 per person – 1st grade to senior citizen. The ticket gates will open between 5:15 and 5:30. The game starts at 7 p.m.