Hamilton High School is the midst of Homecoming Week 2020. Though COVID-19 has reduced the size and scope of activities, there's still plenty of spirit throughout the school. The Dress-up Days started with Babies vs Boomers on Monday, Class Colors on Tuesday - with Seniors wearing pink, Juniors-yellow, Sophomores-green and Freshmen-purple. Wednesday is Western Day with lots of boots clomping around It will be Throwback Thursday and Spirit Day Friday. Among the activities this week include Teacher Trivia Wednesday, DJ Music on Thursday and on Friday, two events - a Dunk Tank (courtesy of Mayor Farrenkopf) and a Virtual Lip Sync. The Booster Club is handling the prizes - including "best dressed" awards each day.

Homecoming Royalty nominees this year are: Queen - Camas Cratty, Katelyn Dickemore, Kaley Gordon, Madison Johnson and Anne Seifert. King - Grayden Beyer, Austin Drake, Gabe Key-Hirmann, Carter Lake and Tristan Lewis. There is also a student "Back the Broncs" car decorating contest. The vehicles can be decorated with a "spirit" theme and the judging will be in the HHS parking lot Thursday with three winners announced Friday. Spirit Club has designed HOCO 2020 T-shirts, which are on sale at the school office for $10 each.

Of course, homecoming is about athletic contests, too. Soccer and volleyball teams scheduled games on Tuesday. Another soccer contest will be Thursday with Corvallis - boys at 4:30 p.m. and girls at 6:30 p.m. Football under the Friday Night lights will be Hamilton versus Whitefish at 7 p.m. That game will be on KLYQ 1240 AM, on your cell KLYQ app and on www.klyq.com. Then, Saturday Volleyball is in the gym with Corvallis - Freshmen at 1 p.m., JV at 2:30 p.m. and Varsity at 4 p.m. JV soccer will at be Corvallis with boys at 12 noon and girls at 2 p.m.

The Booster club is also encouraging the local businesses to decorate their store windows or put encouraging messages on their reader boards to support the Hometown Pride of Hamilton High School during Homecoming Week - or as the students call it - HOCO 2020.