This year’s Homecoming week was a time of fun and competition all centered around the theme, “Macon’s Got Game.” To kick off the week, students gathered on the softball field Monday evening for a Kickball tournament. Keeping the game theme all week, other events included Boy’s Volleyball, Dodgeball, and Ultimate Frisbee with a champion team being crowned each night. The week’s school day dress-up themes featured a board game theme and included Guess Who? – twin day, The Game of Life – career day, and Jokers & Wild Cards – card game day. To add to the excitement and spirit on campus, the varsity volleyball team hosted two Region matches and won both to once again advance to the state playoffs. As Friday finally arrived, the students were all dressed in their Homecoming t-shirts and school colors. At noon, the varsity and JV cheerleaders kicked off the celebration with their annual black light pep rally, entering the gym as glow stick figures and then changing into neon colors. The annual upper school tailgate party was a time of good food and lots of fun with carnival and traditional tailgate games. The lower school students joined in the fun this year with a tailgate of their own. As the school day drew to a close, everyone gathered in the parking lot for the Homecoming Parade. Each lower school class with the help of Art instructor, Tiffany Ala, had created a game themed banner to carry down the parade route. The wee princess, little damsel, termite and pee wee cheerleaders along with the pee wee football team rode on floats and trailers throwing goodie bags to the crowd. The Homecoming Attendants then made their way as they each were recognized – Rachel Major (7th grade), Mary Hunter Wright (8th grade), Kayla Boroff (9th grade), Annslie Gourlay and Bailey Williams (10th grade), Katie Jo Dickey, Hannah Johnson, and Jaycee Cook-McCollum (11th grade). The 2016 Senior Attendants anxiously waiting to see who would be crowned at the game were – Sami Nesbitt, Kaylee Pullin, Rai Pritchett, and Sommer Sears. The Macon East Knights kicked-off the big game against the Cornerstone Academy Chargers at 7:00 as students, fans, and alumni gathered for an evening of fun and reminiscing. Special guests for the evening included the Class of 2006 celebrating their 10 year reunion. At halftime all eyes were on the Homecoming Court as the attendants and their fathers made their way to the field. Miss Sami Nesbitt was named the 2016 Homecoming Queen. The Knights played an outstanding game but came up short falling to Cornerstone 22-19. After the game, upper school students gathered on the baseball field as the Jay Williams Band played all their southern rock favorites. The Student Government Association officers and members did an outstanding job planning and organizing all of this year’s Homecoming week activities.