School spirit is in full force at Corry Area High School this week as students and staff prepare for Friday’s Homecoming football game.

Today kicks off Spirit Week — five themed days of activities and competition between the freshman through senior classes.

“It’s fun for the kids and it gives them a chance to be creative,” said Stacy Reynolds, Corry teacher and student council adviser. “It also brings unity and pride to the classes.”

The schedule of events will culminate Friday, when the Beavers take on the Central Tech Falcons at 7 p.m. at Howard J. Sheen Field.

“It’s just a really fun week,” Reynolds said. “The kids get excited about it.”

This year’s Homecoming theme is Dr. Seuss. Each class has chosen a Dr. Seuss character to represent their grade. Freshmen are Mr. Brown or the Lorax, sophomores are Thing 1 and Thing 2, juniors are Horton and seniors are the Cat in the Hat.

Spirit Week, which is coordinated by senior high student council members, began today with Crazy Hair/Clash Day. Tuesday is Celebrity Look-a-Like Day, Wednesday is Ugly Sweater Day, Thursday is Orange and Black Day and Friday is Color Wars Day.

Students and staff are encouraged to dress accordingly each day to promote school spirit.

“This is the only week that we can get away with looking like this,” said junior Emily Greer, who clashed today from head to toe. “It’s just fun.”

Senior Nicole Taydus, who was also dressed in mismatched clothes, says the week usually brings student camaraderie.

“It’s neat to get the school involved in a different way,” she said. “It’s fun to just be crazy.”

Highlights of the week will include a community parade, a pep assembly, a tailgate party and a performance by alumni marching band members.

The Homecoming parade will roll through the downtown Thursday at 6 p.m. Participants will line up in the Corry Elementary School parking lot and make their way through the downtown to the high school. The parade is expected to last about an hour and a half.

See the Journal's Monday, September 28th edition for full story.

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