Winter trumps tradition

Winter trumps tradition

Winter homecoming definitely did not go as planned in 2014 — or even as originally rescheduled.
Two winter storms ripped through our small town and whited out the hopes of many students. The Mustangs, who were prepared to do battle with the Fort Scott Tigers on Jan. 31, were forced to wait until this week for that game. Instead, IHS ended up facing off against the Oswatomie Trojans on Feb. 11 for homecoming.
Also, the highly anticipated “The Great Gatsby”-themed dance was originally scheduled to take place on Feb. 1, but the weather caused many parents to call administrators with concerns about lingering icy conditions. Administrators then made the decision to postpone the dance until Feb 8. Then came double snow days with no school on Feb. 4-5, which put off the homecoming game and celebration once more.
Candidates were not so thrilled with the unfortunate delays.
“Being a candidate, it’s really hectic,” senior Chay Hutton said after the second rescheduling. “I’ve had to reschedule my hair appointment twice and I know girls who have already gotten their spray tans.”
Although the winter weather caused many delays as well as heartbreaks, IHS was abuzz with school spirit and determination last Tuesday.
After the Fillies varsity stomped the Trojans 44-22, the varsity boys fell short to Osawatomie 44-35. Excitement was still in the air, however, for the crowning of homecoming royalty after the game: seniors Bryan Mueller and Allison Cleaver.