HOMECOMING HIGH SCHOOL UPCOMING ACTIVITIES–2009
OCTOBER 2, 2009 HOMECOMING EVENTS & TIMELINE
8:00 – 2:00 SELL TICKETS IN FRONT HALLAY OF HIGH SCHOOL
9:00 – ALL DAY EXE’S REGISTER AT DECADE TABLES IN FRONT HALLWAY
ITEMS FOR SALE IN FRONT HALLWAY–ALL DAY
Journalism Old Yearbooks
Sophomore Class Birthday/Anniversar Calendars
Football MOM’S T-Shirts
Band Homecoming MUMs, Water Bottles, Spirit Towels, Back Packs
Spaghetti Supper Tickets
Junior Class Stadium Chairs, Mum Pops
GRACE Relay for Life Donations (American Cancer Society)
Leadership Old tapes and films
Art Department Roughneck Items
October 2, 2009
9:30 – 11:30 EXE’S Brunch provided by WO Foundation in Library
12:45 – 1:30 Lunch in the cafeteria for EXE’S @ $3.00
2:30 Pep Rally
3:30 EXE’S Business Meeting in Cafeteria
3:30 Meet & Greet Coffee/Tea in Cafeteria during business meeting provided
by Band Boosters
4:30 – 6:30 Spaghetti Supper $5.00 per plate -Band Booster Fundraiser
6:00 Gates open to Roughneck Stadium
6:50 Pre-Game Homecoming Queen Ceremony
******Auditorium if RAIN
7:30 FOOTBALL GAME WITH UNION GROVE
Halftime Rocognize Special Guesta–Ex-Band Directors
October 3, 2009
10:30 a.m. Parade
11 – 4 Roughneck Days
As I sat at the house Saturday and Sunday, I couldn’t keep from getting anxious about many of you coming back to White Oak High School and Homecoming 2009. My memories of White Oak traditions in the areas of Academics, Athletics and Fine Arts are so positive. It is so obvious that each of the graduation classes have passed on a responsibility of ” Academic Excellence, Pride, and Tradition.” Tomorrow’s memory depends upon today’s impressions. The art of memory is seeking impressions which will enrich your life. It is the art of remembering what will and forgetting what will hinder. As I look at the whole process, your memory builds your personality, and your personality builds your character, and your character determines your destiny. Memory is a record of your personal experiences. It is a record of trial and error, defeat and success. Past failures will warn you against repeating them. Past victories will inspire you to set new marks of achievements. Through memory you can focus the things you’ve learned in the past on the life you are living today. Memory is something you create for others. If you make individuals happy now, you’ll make them happy twenty years from now by the memory of it. The quality of your life will determine the memories others will have of you. Memory keeps the past alive; and a good past is a bundle of todays well lived.
Thanks to all White Oak Exes for the memories you have given————————-you have taught us well!
The dictionary is full of words. It is how words are used that makes a difference. Words can lift us into heaven or lower us into hell. “Good words anoint a man, ill words kill a man,” wrote John Florio. Words like White Oak Homecoming have a totally different meaning to Roughnecks than they the word does to a Pirate, Lobo, Panther, Bear, or Bulldog. White Oak has come to mean many different thing to different people. I get a very warm feeling around Roughnecks because White Oak is a unique way of life symbolic with the word SUCCESS.
White Oak High School provided the brushes, oils, pigments and the canvas on which Roughnecks have painted their lives as they wanted it to be. You choose your own colors, your own form, design an pattern. White Oak Roughnecks are a book in which you set down your life by the way you live it. You are the principal character, and you have lived your own biography. You have been given the right to be the hero or villain, great or mediocre.
White Oak has been the stage, and the role you have played in the drama of life has been up to you. The great thing about White Oak is they are like a big sports arena, and the rules are written so everyone has a chance to win. White Oak High School has been the sculptor’s hammer and chisel with which every Roughneck could fashion themselves into the person they wanted to become.
In my opinion White Oak High School has given each and everyone of us the ability to reach higher, think bigger, grow greater and live deeper than anywhere else on earth. Welcome Home Exes !