“Welcome to the Big Top” was the theme Live Oak High School adopted for this year’s homecoming celebration Oct. 27-31.
In honor of the school’s homecoming football game against Tara High School, Live Oak High School celebrated with many traditions and festivities, a news release from the school said. One of the school’s most-famed traditions is the weeklong spirit competition during which each grade level competes in dress day participation, recess games, the decorative spirit frame competition and a powder puff football game.
Every year, Live Oak students and teachers participate in themed dress days. This year’s dress days were Pajama Day, Color-It-Out Day, Sports Team Day, Homecoming T-shirt Day, and Blue and Gold Day. The senior class won the dress day competition.
This year’s circus-themed recess games included carnival games, including the softball toss, bean-bag toss and ring toss. The senior class won this individual competition.
Although only a second-year tradition at Live Oak, the spirit frame decorating contest is quickly gaining popularity with the student body, the release said. Spirit groups, clubs, sports and each class were responsible for stuffing a spirit frame with tiny pieces of tissue paper to create a circus-themed design.
Students worked on these frames during advisory time and after school, and voted for the spirit frame of their choice by donating bags of Halloween candy. The candy was used as treats for young Live Oak fans present at the Oct. 31 game, the release said. The top design featured the slogan “Trap-eze the Trojans.” The Spanish Club won the spirit frame competition.
The powder puff football game was held during the school day Oct. 31. Teams of girls, coached by various senior boys, met after school to run plays for the afternoon’s big games.
The winner of the 2014 Homecoming Week Competition was the senior class.