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It's Badger time!: Parade, bonfire and football highlight homecoming week

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Students take part in the 2011 Prescott High School Homecoming Parade on Cortez Street. The theme of this year’s festivities is Prescott Pride is Wild.

Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier<br> Students take part in the 2011 Prescott High School Homecoming Parade on Cortez Street. The theme of this year’s festivities is Prescott Pride is Wild.

Prescott High School's Homecoming Week starts Monday, Sept. 17, so it's time to see the Prescott High School football team ride the fire engine around the courthouse plaza, hear the Pride of Prescott Marching Band play the fight song, and visit with friends at the bonfire.

The theme this year is Prescott Pride is Wild.

Prescott High School graduates, current students, their families and the community are invited to take stake out their space at the courthouse plaza to watch the Homecoming parade, which starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

The bonfire will start immediately after the parade around 6:25 p.m. at Prescott Mile High Middle School, Snow said.

"This year we'll be burning the Cactus Shadows' mascot in effigy, and the sculpture classes are working on creating a flammable falcon," said Courtney Snow, Prescott High School student council adviser. "The class of 1952 is planning to attend these events for their 60th high school reunion." 

The Homecoming game will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept 21, when the Prescott High School Badgers will take on the Cactus Shadows Falcons from Cave Creek. Admission to the game is $7 for adults and $5 for students or people 65 or older.

The Class of 2015, the sophomore class, will be hosting an alumni booth at the game where people can buy an alumni t-shirt for $2 or pick up a free alumni sticker to show their spirit starting at 6 p.m.

The PHS Pride of Prescott Marching Band will perform and the Homecoming king and queen will be crowned at halftime. The Homecoming dance will follow the game.

Students will take part in Spirit Days to celebrate this 102nd Homecoming by dressing up in costume and decorating hallways in a theme each day, Snow said.

Spirit Days include Wild West on Monday, Wild Safari on Tuesday, Wild Universe on Wednesday, on Wild Seven Seas on Thursday, and in blue and gold for Spirit Day on Friday.

The Homecoming pep assembly begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, Snow said.

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