A very special Deerfield High School alumna will help kickoff the school’s annual homecoming celebration at the pep rally at 3:30 p.m. today in the Exhibition Gym.
, will be there to offer support to the Warrior teams. Loukas was eighth in the 3-meter springboard competition at the recently completed London Olympic Games.
In addition to the pep rally, the Warrior football team competes against Maine West at 7:30 p.m. today and there will be a dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the school.
Though the football game is a major focus of the weekend, all Warrior fall sports teams will be honored at the pep rally, according to Student Activities Director Brian Verisario.
“We’ll introduce all fall sport teams by name,” Verisario said. “We’ll say something about all of them and ask students to support them.” In addition to football, the squads are boys’ cross country, girls’ cross country, girls’ golf, boys’ golf, boys’ soccer, field hockey, girls’ tennis, girls’ swimming and girls’ volleyball.
Before that, the Deerfield dance team will perform as will a troupe of teachers including Jenny Novickas, Josh Leighton, Derrick Tiveron, Amy Cornelius, Gina Graafsma, Kimberly King, Nick Bassler, Jeff Beaumont, Krista Settles and Ashley Stevenson. The effort is student choreographed.
After introduction of the teams, members of each class—freshman, sophomore, junior and senior—will compete in games with the winner determined by a voice vote of cheers, according to Verisario.
“It will be something like minute to win it,” Verisario said. “They’ll see how many things can do or collect in a minute.”
There will be no homecoming queen or king this year, according to Verisario.