Long County High School on Friday will celebrate homecoming, themed “Living the Tide Life.” If the Blue Tide defeat Toombs County, they will match their best year for wins only seven games into the season.
The homecoming queen also will be crowned. Those in the running for this year’s court are: freshmen Leah Charity, Adrienne Hall and Ashleah Page; sophomores Cheyanne Kuzlik, Taylor McCartney and Chelsey Poppell; and juniors Sarai Castillo, Karena Espey and Taylor Rogers. Seniors Kirshana Calhoun, Tossiana Hamilton, Ashley Murphy, Raven Rose and Shavonta Turner are vying for the queen’s crown. The queen and the court will be named at halftime.
In anticipation of the Friday festivities, community members and students will participate in a variety of activities this week, such as Monday’s “surfing the Tide” day, during which students will sport beach attire. On “time travel Tuesday,” students will dress in clothes from decades past. “Wacky tacky Wednesday” will involve all kinds of crazy clothes, and “hunting dog Thursday” will allow student to showcase their hunting gear. “Pepping to the beat Friday” is school-colors day.
At 6 p.m. Thursday, the 11th annual homecoming parade will begin. Participants should start lining up at 5 p.m. The parade route ends at Veterans Field, where the community is invited to a pep rally for the football team, band, cheerleaders and homecoming court.
For more information on homecoming or to enter a float in the parade, call Sherry Lester or J.A. Crews at 545-2135.