By: Olivia Lugibihl
The school week of September 25th-29th was full of excitement as the Temple Christian School students and staff took part in Fall Spirit Week leading to Homecoming weekend beginning Friday, September 29th, and Saturday, September 30th. The students took part in supporting our school by dressing up to fit each day’s theme at school, in which a boy and a girl winner were chosen.The themes included sports teams, mismatch, red, white, and blue, flannel, and TCS pride day on Friday. We were also blessed with beautiful weather, which allowed both Friday night and Saturday events to be held outside at the TCS Soccer Complex. It was a fun-filled weekend full of great experiences for family and friends.
Starting at 5:30, Friday night offered much entertainment through Temple’s hotdog and pulled pork dinner, face painting, the corn hole tournament, and hayrides. Then, the usual Fall Teams Pep Rally took place where all fall athletes were introduced, along with the 2017 Homecoming Court. Not long after, all the students and some parents and staff moved to the TCS gymnasium for the traditional Varsity Volleyball team vs. Varsity Soccer and after that was the Varsity Volleyball vs. Alumni game. The varsity team won both games as the outcome.
Saturday kicked off at ten o’clock in the morning, doughnuts provided as breakfast, for those who came out early. At 10:30, the Kids vs. Parents soccer games (U6-U14) began. Later, a candy launcher shot out candy for all the kids. The next event was the Homecoming Parade, in which all the Homecoming Court rode in on in on very nice cars that people around Lima offered to provide for the occasion. The attendants began with the freshman class represented by Mackenzie Rapp and Michael Engle, sophomores Carol Smith and Brady Vondran, and juniors Sophie White and Brody Bowman. The eight seniors, Morgan Callahan and Levi Shenk, Madelyn Crawford and Seth Ward, Olivia Lugibihl and Ethan Deleon, and Aryn Recker and Cameron Worsham made their entrance. The next group that rolled in was the 2016 Homecoming King, Rylan Ward, and Queen, Jacqueline Sweeney along with 2017 Jr. King, Kyler McDonald, and Jr. Queen Isabelle Kinnear. Then, one boy and one girl from the senior attendants were announced as 2017’s Homecoming King and Queen. This year’s King was Seth Ward and Queen was Morgan Callahan.
At 1:00, the varsity boys soccer team had a game against Bath, where TCS tied Bath with a score of 2-2. Thank you to everyone who came out to Temple’s 15th annual Homecoming, from alumni who played in the the volleyball game, to those who supported the varsity soccer guys, and to everyone who helped in setting up or running events, celebrating, or participating in any way. The TCS 2017 Homecoming wouldn’t have been the same without you!