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Homecoming is a time when students celebrate their school. Last week, Mineral County High School students celebrated their homecoming week with the theme of “Go for the Gold” which pertained to the Olympic games.

The Serpent spirit reached gold as they participated in daily dress-up days with theme’s such as: Where’s Waldo; Mythology Day; Cartoon Day; Olympic Sport Day and the traditional Black and Gold Day which is celebrated on Friday.

Mr. MCHS contest got the activities going on Tuesday night when Diego Pittman was crowned royalty and walked away with the title of Mr. MCHS.

The senior class of 2016 had their annual senior breakfast buffet followed by a day of wood gathering where they placed a piece of their freshman float on top of the bonfire. The Serpent cheerleaders led the crowd in a pep rally before flames ignited all of the senior’s hard work.

Thursday, the girls of the gridiron met in a tough head to head competition pitting senior and junior classes against one another. After four hard-hitting quarters, the game was declared a tie. Both sides commended for their spirit.

Black and gold ruled the hallways of MCHS on Friday when the Serpents prepared to meet the Smith Valley Bulldogs and claim the victory of their homecoming. As the Lady Serpents played volleyball against the Lady Bulldogs, members of the community, faculty and students lined the streets for the annual homecoming parade. The parade shows which class worked the hardest during their float building times, which class is loudest and which one has the most school spirit.

Escorted up the street by none other than Cecil the Serpent himself, the homecoming spirit was alive as the excited students showed off their floats.

Float winners were: Class of 2016 Seniors – first place; Class of 2018 Sophomores – second place; Class of 2019 Freshman – third place and Class of 2017 Juniors – fourth place.

The Serpent football team played hard during the first two quarters of the game and was able to get ahead of the Bulldogs in order to come out after the half-time festivities and get back to the job at hand.

The crowning of homecoming royalty preceded a cheerleader routine at half time. Crowned 2015-16 MCHS Homecoming King and Queen were seniors, Spencer Benjamin and Raynee Knight who were surrounded by their court of princess and princes.

The football team won the game 88-16, smashing the Bulldogs.

A dance was held at the Elks Lodge who hosted the MCHS classes and made sure each student was served a Shirley Temple on the rocks.