The week of homecoming for Tuba City came with many Student Council and Senior Class sponsored events , which featured wholesome fun-loving activities several of which were throwbacks to the ’50s.
One of these was a car-stuffing event, which the freshmen won after stuffing 27 students into a local rez ride.
Sophomores were right behind them at 25 people, juniors at 24 and seniors at 19.
There was also a theme for each day, which included a Superhero Day on Wednesday, Oct. 6 that have everyone participating including several staff members who just outdid themselves to the student’s delight.
Tuba City was proud to feature that day, Mutton Man (TC High teacher Jonathan Smith), Super Warrior (TC High teacher Greg McQuade), Superwoman (TC High teacher Rita Chissie), Zorro (TC High teacher Neil Yazzie), Retired Cat Woman (Lucy Hatathlie Nez) and Super Teacher (Linda Miller).
Also during the week the students themselves had a special event each day at noon at Warrior Pavilion.
There was a pseudo “Food Fear Factor” event, which included drinking a blender full of what was originally a McDonald’s child’s Happy Meal all ground up into a really disgusting drink.
There was also a contest of who could sit the longest on a block of ice. The final winning time was 15 minutes by all students who participated.
The homecoming parade on Friday also yielded some surprises, which include a special guest judge Tommy Canyon, from the Tuba City High Class of 1975. Canyon was once himself a Warrior Football player and Homecoming King. Additional Judges included, Sandra Roe, director of Special Education/TC District and Jody Garcia, Food Service manager/Tuba City McDonald’s.
Parade Grand Marshall was none other than Pavilion staffer, Leo Manygoats who dressed up at a Warrior on horseback. His own staff members and the students who selected him for this special honor cheered Manygoats on.
For more information about Tuba City High School, call the Tuba City District Office of Public Relations at 928-283-1072.
(Rosanda Suetopka Thayer is Public Relations Director for Tuba City Unified School District.)