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Our Lady of the Hills Catholic High School Celebrates Homecoming

November 08, 2016 | posted by Annie Branton

Topics: Catholic Schools, Hope for the Future


Our Lady of the Hills Catholic High School Celebrates Homecoming

KERRVILLE, TEXAS - Nothing says fall and football quite like Homecoming! Every fall semester at Our Lady of the Hills Regional Catholic High School (OLH), we celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities for students. Planning and organization of this year's Homecoming events resided in the capable hands of the OLH Student Council representatives led by President, Maeve Junker. By mid-September, students were buzzing with excitement. A week of fun-filled activities were planned to celebrate Homecoming before the Friday-night football game. Each day of the week, students dressed up in costume for a theme: Decades Day, Twins Day, Cartoon Day, and Old Timers Day.

OLH Homecoming Twins Day: Senior Nicole Lorange and Junior Emma Soth. Photograph by Bailee Gray.

Midweek, members of the National Honor Society take the lead in sponsoring the OLH highlight of the Homecoming week: the annual HAWKtober Games on Wednesday afternoon during Homecoming Week. Students group into teams of six and participants played and competed in a number of silly games: Sack Race, Water Balloon Toss, Tire Lift, Egg Race, Donut From a Tree, Water in the Hole, and Hoola Hoop competitions. Teachers and students alike joined in the fun. 

All students voted for the Homecoming Court by class. Students selected their choice for Homecoming King and Queen from the list of all seniors by electing three princesses and three princes for the final Homecoming court. The senior prince and senior princess were announced just before the Homecoming football game. To kickoff the game, the court is introduced, and each student was accompanied by their parents. Holding our breath, the announcement was made. Maeve Junker and Jonathan Cummings were elected as the 2016 OLH Homecoming Queen and King. OLH Homecoming Court included Freshmen Duchess Olivia Merritt and Duke Daniel Curran; Sophomore Duchess Ashley Juenke and Duke Hunter Taylor; Junior Duchess Jordan Carson and Duke Travis White.

The Lady Hawks Homecoming royalty traditionally give a high jump for good luck as the team charges out for the game. (L-R) Freshman Olivia Merritt, Sophomore Ashley Juenke, Junior Jordan Carson, Senior Maeve Junker, Senior Nicole Lorange and Senior Kate Kotara. Photograph by Sophomore Kayla Buck

Our OLH Hawks took the field to play Bulverde Living Rock. It was a hard fought and well matched football game. It was a spectacular night for seniors Jack Groff, QB #12 and John Tran, # 14 as they performed well and demonstrated leadership in their personal effort and team spirit for their teammates. At the end of the game, the team knew they had played their best to a big crowd of supporters. Lots of students and parents attended the big game. Even alumni from the class of 2015 and 2016 were present—always great to see our OLH alumni at Homecoming! Our HAWK spirit is alive and well! Go Hawks Go!!!

OLH Football players (L-R) Senior Chris Bowser #77, Senior John Tran #14 and Junior Justin Moody #30. Photograph by Junior Elizabeth Calhoun.