On Thursday, Sept. 30, students dressed either Rodeo and/or Hawaiian. Students voted for Homecoming King and Queen during lunch hour.
Friday, Oct. 1 was the big Spirit Day with school colors. Students reported to first, second, and third periods. Third period teachers then escorted students to the parade which at 10 a.m. There was a cookout at Nelson Park for the students and staff followed by a pep rally at 1 p.m.
The fifth annual Greyhills Academy High School Homecoming Parade attracted an audience along the route from near Tuba City Boarding School to the high school that included marching bands, floats, royalty candidates, clubs, departments and horseback riders.
The Grand Marshall was Andrew C. Yazzie Sr., a 31-year employee with Greyhills Academy Food Services.
The judges awarded the following winners for the parade. The best marching band went to the Tuba City Junior High Marching Band; the best performing group which to the Greyhills Academy High School Horsemanship and the Tuba City Boarding School Country Line Dancers; the best club entry went to Greyhills Academy Child Care Center and the Residential Dorm; the best department entry went to the Maintenance Department and Food Services; the best community entry went to Tuba City Department of Behavioral Health Services and the Division of Social Services/Victim Assistance Program.
The float winners for the Greyhills Academy first place went to the Senior Class for their construction of a castle. The Freshmen Class took second place, the Junior Class took third place; and the Sophomore Class won fourth place. Each class won trophies for their efforts in this year’s parade.
The Homecoming Queen and King were Shelly Attakai and Tyson Descheenie. They were crowned during the half-time ceremony at the football game.