THE TARKIO HIGH SCHOOL 2016 FALL HOMECOMING – Queen and king candidates include, from left to right, Dawson Joesting, Haley Hall, Shelby McCartney, Bree Barnett, and Noah Brooks. (Photo By Megan McAdams)

THE TARKIO HIGH SCHOOL – 2016 Fall Homecoming attendants, at left, include, from left to right: juniors – Prima Mangkasing and Colin Joesting; sophomores – Lily Graves and Gage McAdams; and freshmen – Jae Barnett and Jake McEnaney. (Photo By Megan McAdams)

Tarkio High School is celebrating its 2016 Fall Homecoming this week with the homecoming game to be played Friday, September 9, in Fairfax. The THS Homecoming royalty includes: queen candidates – Bree Barnett, Shelby McCartney, and Haley Hall; and king candidates – Dawson Joesting and Noah Brooks. Homecoming attendants include: juniors – Prima Mangkasing and Colin Joesting; sophomores – Lily Graves and Gage McAdams; and freshmen – Jae Barnett and Jake McEnaney.
A number of funfilled festivities will be held throughout the week, including business window painting, dress-up days, banner contest, class contests, jersey sale, bonfire, float contest/parade, and homecoming game and coronation. Each class has been given an olympic sport to go with the theme.
Class sports’
Seniors – Beach volleyball
Juniors – Track and field
Sophomores – Gymnastics
Freshmen – Swimming
Eighth Graders – Wrestling
Seventh Graders – Soccer
Seniors – Farmers State Bank
Juniors – Avalanche
Sophomores – Post Office
Freshmen – ABY Fitness
Eighth Graders – Soaksem Clean
Seventh Graders – Hurst Law Office
Wednesday – World Nations and Country Day (wear gear to honor your favorite nation of the world)
Thursday – Medal Day (wear gold, silver, or bronze)
Friday – Black and Silver and Red and White Day (show your East Atchison and Tarkio pride)
Wednesday – 2 on 2 Volleyball
Thursday – Olympic Relay
Friday – Parade
The East Atchison Youth Wolves Football Team will take on the East Atchison Wolves High School Football Team at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, at the Fairfax football field. An auction for all EA high school football players’ jerseys will begin at 7 p.m. There will be a minimum bid of $20 and a maximum bid of $100 per jersey. Proceeds will be split evenly between the two schools. Tarkio’s share will go to National Honor Society. Speeches from the coaches and senior players will follow the auction. A bonfire will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m. to end that night’s festivities.
The parade on Friday, September 9, will take place at 1:15 p.m. on Main Street in Tarkio. Everyone is encouraged to come watch the parade! A pep assembly will be held at the football field in Tarkio immediately following the parade. The homecoming football game will begin at 7 p.m. that night in Fairfax. The Wolves will play DeKalb. The Fairfax CTA will be providing a meal fundraiser at the game. The cheerleaders will perform at halftime and both Tarkio and Fairfax queens and kings will be crowned following the game.