Worthington Kilbourne High School is celebrating its annual spirited homecoming this week.
The traditional king and queen and attendants will be presented at the football game against Dublin Jerome on Friday, Oct. 12, and will reign at the dance in the school commons on Saturday night.
The week preceding the dance is filled with lots of other activities aimed at involving students in the traditions of the school.
About half of the school's students will participate in some part of the festivities, Kilbourne student council co-adviser Ralph King said. The dance is the most popular of the events, with 600 to 650 expected to attend this year.
The fun was started on Saturday, Oct. 6, when students painted windows in the commons. Each class painted its own window.
Each day of the week preceding homecoming is a themed dress-up day. Themes for the days include twin day, America day, formal day and (Kilbourne's colors) blue and black day.
Wednesday always brings the traditional bonfire, with students gathering to play. Among this year's scheduled fun were a pumpkin toss and a pie-eating contest.
Teachers will choose which class is the most spirited, based on the window paintings and participation in the games.
The king and queen and attendants from each class were to be named on Wednesday (after ThisWeek's press time). Twelve attendants serve with the king and queen. That is the largest group of attendants of any school in central Ohio, King said.
They will be presented in a pregame ceremony Oct. 12.
The theme of this year's homecoming dance is "Out of this World," with the school commons to be decorated in extraterrestrial decor.