Homecoming festivities planned at Wayne


Wayne High School is busy planning Homecoming festivities for the week of Sept. 11-16.

Queen candidates this year include Jaycee Bruns, daughter of Chad and Kim Bruns; Laura Hasemann, daughter of Scott and Mary Kay Hasemann; Candace Heggemeyer, daughter of Lowell and Terri Heggemeyer; Brooklyn Kruse, daughter of Dan and Tracy Kruse; and Sierra Mutchler, daughter of David and Alexis Messinger. 

King candidates include Sedjro Agoumba, son of Darius and Endia Agoumba; Bo Armstrong, son of Kevin and Heidi Armstrong; Eli Barner, son of Todd and Becky Barner; Daniel Judd, son of Daniel and Rachel Judd; and Brooks Kneifl, son of Scott and Jennifer Kneifl.

Spirit Week will have dress up themes each day. Monday is Jersey+PJ Day, Tuesday is Country vs. Country Club, Wednesday is Wacky Wednesday, Thursday is anything but a backpack day, and Friday is Spirit Day. 

There will be numerous sporting events during the week for everyone. 

On Monday, Sept. 12 the Blue Devil Softball Team will attend a triangular at Schuyler. The cross country team has a home invite at 3 p.m. The girls golf team will compete in Battle Creek beginning at 9 a.m. On Tuesday, the softball team has a home triangular at 4:30 p.m., volleyball competes at home against Guardian Angels Central Catholic at 7:45 p.m. On Thursday, volleyball is home against Lutheran High at 7:45 p.m., and girls golf has a home triangular at 4 p.m. On Friday the football team will play at 7 p.m. against Raymond Central at Bob Cunningham Field on the campus of Wayne State College. 

Fun days are planned for the students and community to participate in during the week. 

On Sunday, Sept. 11, homecoming festivities kick off at 7 p.m. with the “burning of the W” at Kern Track. There will be a free-will donation hot dog feed to follow as well an opportunity to dunk teachers for $1, purchase raffle tickets for school gear, winter parking passes, and play corn hole. Monday night students will participate in Lip Sync Battles held in the lecture hall. On Wednesday night the community is encouraged to come watch the Powderpuff games as the girls demonstrate their football skills and the guys showcase their competitiveness in volleyball. Admission is $2 per person for the event. 

This year the coronation ceremony for homecoming will be held at Bob Cunningham Field, Friday, Sept. 16 at halftime of the football game. Performances during halftime will be given by the Pride of the Blue Devils Marching Band and the She Devils Dance Team. 

The homecoming dance will be held at Wayne State College Kanter Student Center following the football game from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. Students in grades 9-12 may attend. Admission is $5 per person. Free pop and water will be provided.  

The Student Council invites and encourages the community to join in the celebration of Homecoming Week 2022.