Mohave High School’s annual homecoming events will be three days of entertainment and sports for the community, according to student council organizers. Homecoming will kick off with traditional and whimsical “Thunder Games,” followed by a parade, the homecoming football game and a student dance.
The Mohave Thunderbirds host the Moon Valley High School Rockets of Phoenix for the homecoming game on Friday (October 7) at 7:00 pm. It will be preceded by Mohave’s homecoming parade, following a mile-long route from the 800 block of Gemstone Avenue and River Gardens Drive east along Hancock Road to the Mohave High campus east of Trane Road. The parade starts Friday at 2:00 pm.
“Various clubs on campus have built some amazing floats,” said student council advisor and US/world history teacher David Lipinski. “But we’ve opened up the parade to area businesses, service clubs and organizations that would like to march, walk, ride or participate. They need to register by Monday.”
Parade entry is free. The parade is expected to last approximately one hour. Portions of Hancock Road will be blocked during this time; however, Hancock Road will reopen in sections once the parade passes through.
The award-winning Mohave Thunder Marching Band is also scheduled to perform during the parade, as well as other homecoming events.
Homecoming starts Thursday (October 6) with “Thunder Games,” which are free and open to the public.
Students will compete in five categories: tug of war, relay race, slip-n-slide, a dance and musical chairs. “Thunder Games” begin at 6:30 pm on the Mohave practice field.
The winning team will receive tickets for the homecoming game the following night. Pizza and beverages will be sold to benefit campus programs.
“It’s a great way to hype up the school for the homecoming game the next night,” added Lipinski, who is also a Mohave High School alumnus.
Homecoming activities wrap up Saturday night with a homecoming dance for students.
For additional information about homecoming parade participation or other student council-related homecoming events, contact Lipinski at email@example.com or 928-458-9685.