[Covington] Every fall, Northlake Christian School celebrates homecoming week with themed days, athletic activities, a parade and the annual homecoming game and dance. This year’s homecoming week is currently in full swing, and students are enjoying various activities throughout each day.
Northlake Christian School has celebrated homecoming week for over 30 years and events have only become bigger and better. “Homecoming week is full of fun activities for our students,” says history teacher and Leadership Council facilitator Ben Haindel, “Each day this week we have different dress-down days where the kids get to dress up in different outfits.” Such themes for dress-down days include pajama Monday, twin Tuesday, way-back Wednesday, cowboys and Indians Thursday, and maroon and gold Friday.
Beyond activities during the day, there are events taking place Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday night of the week. “On Tuesday night we have our Extreme Wolverine Dodge Ball tournament which we’ve been doing for about five years now,” says Haindel, “And then Thursday night we have our Powder-puff football game between our freshman, sophomore, junior and senior girls. And then Friday we have a parade which has been going on for 20 years now.”
Keeping with tradition, Northlake Christian Students have been nominated for homecoming court. “Homecoming court is chosen by the grade…You are representing your class,” says senior and homecoming court nominee Jessie Smith. “It’s just really exciting; you get to ride in the parade.” “It’s something to be proud of, I think, that you’ve been selected by your peers,” says fellow homecoming court nominee Weston Acosta. The homecoming royalty will be presented during halftime at Friday’s football game.
The Northlake Christian Wolverines currently have a 5-0 record, and plan to make the record 6-0 after taking on opponent St. Helena Central High School this Friday. “It’s going to be a good game, we both have done pretty well this season,” says junior tight end Matthew Reck, “If we practice our hardest this week, then I know we can win.”
The homecoming game begins Friday at 7pm, and admission for entry is $7. For more information about homecoming week, the homecoming game, or other events taking place at Northlake Christian School, please visit www.northlakechristian.org.