Homecoming is a tradition that brings alumni, current students, and future Trojans together. Morgan High knows how to put on a great Homecoming. Celebrations began on Monday the 24th, and continued through Saturday the 29th. The week started with “Marvel Monday” where students were encouraged to sport superhero attire. Themed days continued through the week including “Tie Dye Tuesday”, “Wildlife Wednesday”, and “Thrifty Thursday”. Student Body Officer Mitch Jensen said, “We do the theme days to get everyone involved. My personal favorite was Thrifty Thursday. We went to Saver’s, where I found an awesome one-piece ski suit to wear. It was really fun to see what people came up with”.
The Student Body Officers put on two Homecoming assemblies. A video was shown to kick off the week and get students fired up about the themed days. Homecoming royalty nominees put on skits and answered funny questions.
Sports are always a key part of homecoming. The week was filled athletics: boys golf, girls soccer, girls volleyball, cross country, and of course the Friday night Homecoming football game. The Trojan athletes did exceptionally well in all their athletic endeavors through the week. Students also participated in non-sanctioned athletic activities. The Powder Puff and Buff games took place on Wednesday. Competitors were put into teams based off of grade level. The puff game involved the girls playing flag football, and the buff game showcased boys volleyball. The community enjoyed watching these sometimes heated, but mostly friendly, games.
Homecoming events got into full swing on the weekend. A tailgate dinner kicked off Friday nights festivities. Students, alumni, and community members met in the high school parking lot for a tailgate dinner. The homecoming parade followed. It showcased homecoming royalty members. Taylor Polad was this year Homecoming Queen. McKenna DeWitt was voted princess, and Scout Curtis was Miss Congeniality. The gentlemen’s royalty was led by Isaac Larsen as King. The prince was Kaleb Calderwood, and Jester James Glover. Morgan High cheerleaders, Troyettes, the soccer team, Student Body Officers, Trojan band, and the football team contributed to the parade. The parade also included future Trojan football players, adorning their oversized football pads. Alumni filled the stands and showed their school pride.
The varsity football team got into game mode, and took the field. They put on an impressive show beating Emery high 36-0. Trojan pride was apparent on the field and echoed in the stands.
The Homecoming Dance took place on Saturday night. The theme for this year was, “Starry Night”. Parent’s created an impressive Italian soda station, and students danced and celebrated a new year at Morgan High. As homecoming week came to a close, student moral was high as they began the 2018-2019 school year.