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Pirate Pride on display during homecoming

POLSON – A week of homecoming activities at Polson High School culminated Friday night with the crowning of Wyatt Goode and Olivia Perez as the homecoming king and queen.

Goode and Perez were surrounded by members of the homecoming court, the Pirate Marching Band and hundreds of cheering fans as the announcement was made at the football game during the half-time ceremony. 

The nominees in addition to Goode and Perez were Shea McGuinness, Beatrix Frissell, Karly Lawson, Parker Toth, Connor Lanier and Bridger Wenzel. 

Students decorated the school halls and constructed homecoming parade floats during the week. Students also had the opportunity to show school spirit during dress up week. On Monday, they wore their favorite character outfit, and on Tuesday, they dressed as senior citizens. Wednesday was Blast from the Past Day, and Thursday was Tropical Skittles Day as each class wore a different color. Friday was “Purple and Gold Day.”  

The theme of the homecoming celebration, “Pound the Pups,” was echoed during the homecoming parade by seven student-made floats, the Polson Pirate High School Marching Band and numerous fire and law enforcement vehicles. Starting at the high school parking lot, several hundred Pirate fans lined the parade route as the homecoming procession snaked its way through town.

Following the parade, alumni, students and their families made their way to the Pirate Sports Complex parking lot for an afternoon of tailgate celebration hosted by the PHS wrestling team before packing the stands to cheer on their Pirates’ football team in a Class A conference matchup against the Whitefish Bulldogs.

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