Proviso East Celebrates School Pride at Homecoming 2014
October 9, 2014 03:20 PM
Former and current students along with faculty, staff and the Proviso East High School community celebrated Homecoming September 29 through October 4.
It was a week of activities and spirit days that culminated with the annual homecoming parade, the football game, and the annual Homecoming dance.
"We had a great week celebrating Pirate Pride and everything that is great about Proviso East," said Mr. Tony Valente, principal at Proviso East. "Proviso East has always been a great school, and we want to recognize the achievements of past students as well as those of current students."
The week began with a series of spirit days, culminating on Friday, October 3, with a pep rally filled with performances by the marching band and Pirateers, and the introduction of the school’s athletic teams. The day also included the annual Homecoming parade along Warren and School streets in Maywood and the Homecoming football game against Willowbrook High School played under the lights at Proviso East Stadium.
The Homecoming Court, including the Homecoming King and Queen, were also crowned at the pep rally and recognized at the football game. Winning this year’s crowns as Homecoming King and Homecoming Queen were Willie Samuel and Aliyah Murry. Aliyah was homecoming princess as a junior last year, and she said that she was surprised at being named Homecoming Queen this year.
"I’m excited because there were eight girls in the running," said Aliyah, who wants to study law and medicine at Jackson State University next year. "I’m just shocked."
Willie Samuel said that he was happy to be named Homecoming King.
"I’m kind of speechless," said Willie, who wants to go into mobile marketing after attending college at Ohio State University. "I can’t stop smiling right now."
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