Finneytown Local School District celebrated Homecoming 2019 with a tremendous amount of pride in the school and teams. The three Finneytown schools celebrated with Spirit Week activities and dress-up options like crazy hat day, dress like your favorite person, and Wildcat spirit wear.
On Thursday, the community came out for the parade put on by the district. Springfield Township Police Department and Fire Department led the parade filled with Wildcat sports teams, the award winning Marching Wildcats, and several school and community organizations. Families and children in the neighborhood cheered the parade as it went by and collected candy distributed by parade participants.
FinneyGate games, which has become a tradition for students at Secondary Campus, opened with the Powder Puff football game played by junior and senior girls. The junior girls over took the seniors to take the bragging rights. Students played games, which included dodgeball, volleyball, kickball, basketball, chalk drawing contest, trivia, and other games. A few of the games earned house competition points. The day concluded with the final games that included staff members from each house with Kopke House winning the FinneyGate games. Since the heat was pretty intense that day, Kona Ice was on hand at Secondary Campus and Whitaker Elementary to offer a cool snack for the afternoon.
The Homecoming game kicked off with the Community Tailgate stocked with kids’ games, food truck and booths, and much more. Then the Marching Wildcats and cheerleaders led the audience in a pregame fight song before marching up to the field to welcome the team. During the football game, the Wildcats held off the Reading Blue Devils by garnering the first touchdown of the game. However, while the Wildcats fought hard and scored two more touchdowns, they lost by one in the final minutes of the game. During half-time, the 2019 Homecoming Court nominees were presented to the audience and several students were crowned.
Nominated for Class of 2023 Lord and Lady: La’Kearra Baber escorted by Dakota Brooks, Allyson Sanders escorted by Carlos Cox, and Mallory Sedgwick sscorted by Finnian Traubert. Nominated for Class of 2022 Duke and Duchess: Keanna Mejia escorted by Javiahn Coates, Deja Mobley escorted by Randy Fleming, and Jessica Sanders escorted by Ty’Woine O’Neal. Nominated for Class of 2021 Prince and Princess: Hailey Feichtner escorted by Zion Denson, Yohana Feliz escorted by Falilou Dionna, and Margaret Williams escorted by R-Nez Herron. Nominated for Class of 2020 King and Queen: Tristan Bonds escorted by Oscar Julius, Sydney Frey escorted by Davon Keith, Alexandra Lee escorted by Daeron Martin, and Isabella Smart escorted by Manaj Poudel.
2019 Homecoming winners are Lord Carlos Cox and Lady Ke-Ke Baber, Duke Javiahn Coates and Duchess Deja Mobley, Prince Falilou Dionna and Princess Yohana Feliz drum roll…the 2019 King and Queen are Davon Keith and Tristan Bonds. Congratulations to all the members of the 2019 Homecoming Court and the winners this year!
The strong display of pride and support from the community reminds us how unique and tight-nit the Finneytown community is and the importance of our Finneytown students and schools. Go Wildcats!