It’s Homecoming … and GHS is READY!


It’s about to go down at Goldsboro High School.

Yes, there’s a big game Friday, but football isn’t what everyone’s concerned about.

It’s Homecoming Week.

The festivities start Monday with “Wacky Tacky Day” and on Tuesday, students will dress up like “Dynamic Duos.” On Wednesday, we will take a turn toward the dark side for “Blackout Day,” and we’ll go back in time Thursday for “70s Day.”

But let’s face it. Most students are already looking ahead to Friday. Each class will sport their respective colors for a pep rally ahead of the Cougars 7 p.m. matchup with James Kenan. Seniors will wear neon orange and navy — colors that have stuck with the 12th-graders since their freshman year. And the juniors have more colors than any other class, three, and they are turquoise, white, and gold.

Sophomores will be rocking green and blue and the freshman will wear blue and yellow, a color scheme close to GHS colors so we can bring them into the Cougar family and show them the standards our students live by. (If, during their sophomore year, they want to change their class colors, they will be able to do so with a vote.)

Mrs. Barnes is in charge of planning Homecoming Week — with the help of the S.G.A. — and said she is “very excited” and proud of everything that they have accomplished in such a short period of time. Homecoming, she told the Pride, is a big deal to most and she wants it to be something that is very fun for the students, but also educational.

This year, she is trying to bring back some of the Goldsboro High School traditions that have fallen off in recent years so the entire school can get back into a place where everyone is proud to be called a Cougar, so she has been trying to find different methods of getting the word out about everything that is going to take place during the week by putting up posters, and also hyping Homecoming on social media.

Class schedules will stay the same Monday through Thursday, but on Friday everything will change. It’s the main event that everyone has been waiting for, from the Pep Rally to the field events, which will consist of flag football for the girls and powder puff cheerleading for the boys, dodgeball and a three-legged race. 

Then, at the game, a king and queen will be crowned. The following students have been voted on the Homecoming Court by their classmates:

Freshman Prince and Princess:

Fuquan Goldstone & Coryana Smith

Sophomore Prince and Princess:

J.B. Rhodes & Aseonia Griffin

Junior Prince and Princess:

JaKwonti Mack and Misheka Woods

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