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Calling all Wiltonians and WHS alumni: It's Homecoming!

Wilton High's 2012 Homecoming Day is scheduled for October 13th, 2012. Click here for details.

Homecoming occurs every year and is quite a tradition at WHS dating back many years, but in these past few years the day has become much less well known and very much less attended. Students in the past have put in countless hours working on parade floats, have been trying to garner up town spirit, and have tried to make Homecoming a more communal event, but to no great avail. This year, WHS student government is trying to change that.

To mitigate these past problems, we helped change the Warrior’s soccer game to the morning as not to interfere with the festivities and we have changed the format of the day as to be more inclusive to the community. Not only are are having the normal parade, but we are also including a festival at the Guy Whitten field to attract more people; this festival will be run by WHS clubs and will try to attract better crowds. We will have games like ring-toss, face-painting, and other activities that will involve the whole family. Here is a list with the different clubs that will be helping out.

This event will be happening October 13th and the festival will start around 2 pm. The parade is scheduled to start around 2:30, so we would like some overlap with those two. The parade will include the famous WHS marching band and the homecoming court as well as sports teams and the student government. The football game starts at 3 pm when the Warriors will take on Brian McMahon. Our goal is to involve the town of Wilton more and to make the greatness of our high school better known!     

Homecoming Club Activities:

  1. Bean bag toss - Debate Team
  2. Water balloon toss-Little Theater Company
  3. Bottle knockdown - Model Congress
  4. Ring toss - Best Buddies
  5. Three legged race - Habitat for Humanity
  6. Minute to Win it - Project 2013
  7. Art Pavilion - Open Art Club
  8. Pie throwing-Peervention break off clubs
  9. Coffee pong - Hiking Club
  10. Football toss- Math Team
  11. Face Painting - Operation Smile
  12. Hair dye station-GSA
  13. App club games
  14. Touch a turtle - Eco Club
  15. Raffle - Wilton Warriors blanket, seat cushions, or something similar - Key Club
  16. Ladder Golf and Bake Sale- Interact Club
  17. Cornhole & Bake sale - Wilton Task Force to Reduce Substance Abuse among Youth
  18. Blackjack & Bake sale - WHS Newspaper Club  
  19. Chinese hacky Sacky and an italian game- WHS International Club
  20. Pétanque (simplified version of French yard game) - French Honor Society
  21. Frisbee- Top Inclusion Models

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John Jankowski October 08, 2012 at 03:47 PM
MUSIC AND FOOD are included as well! Local singers and bands will be playing.
Leslie Yager October 08, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Clever use of Patch! Cast your net wide for great turnout at homecoming!
Howard A. Jaffe October 09, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Wilton High School has had several graduates who have moved on to successful careers in sports, the military, music, business and the arts and sciences. If a pamphlet listing them was published it would highlight our town, its teachers, its schools and its graduates as a very special place. It would serve as a resource for graduates seeking employment, help property values and inspire new students to follow the paths blazed by their predecessors. Harvard, for example, provides all freshmen assigned to their dorms with a booklet indicating what students of note occupied their rooms before them.
John Jankowski October 09, 2012 at 03:34 PM
That is a great point. It would serve as an incredible resource in the future, the only slight problem is getting in touch with all alumni and creating a definition of "successful." To some a professional athlete is successful, to others a high school Principal is successful. I agree, it would be nice to know the activity of WHS alumni now, but we would need to have some way of communicating to all alumni.

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