Homecoming 2019 is officially underway at West High School. The Panthers will host the West Jordan Jaguars on Sept. 13 for the annual Homecoming football game at Gean Plaga Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Prior to the game, there are plenty of activities for alumni to participate in as we celebrate the West High community, including class reunions, a tailgate and the inaugural West Giving Day.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 12
West Giving Day: Join the West High Alumni Association in our inaugural Giving Day this Thursday through Friday. The 36-hour fundraising effort is the first school community-wide giving event that invites students, alumni, staff, faculty, parents and friends to come together to raise $10,000.
West Giving Day aims to raise critical funds to ensure the West High Alumni Association has the capacity to support future students and alumni. West Giving Day helps fund student and alumni scholarships, mentor West alumni in their freshmen of college and preserve school history.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 13
Be sure to check in at the WHAA table at the Homecoming tailgate and game beginning at 5:30 p.m. Get your alumni name tag, meet our Board of Directors and update your contact information.
West Giving Day: Help the Alumni Association reach our goal of $10,000. Share our fundraiser with friends and family on social media via crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/west-giving-day2019.
Alumni are also encouraged to donate to Giving Day at the WHAA merchandise table at the football game.
New WHAA T-Shirts: West High Alumni Association gear is available for purchase at the Homecoming tailgate and game at the WHAA table located at the stadium. Gear includes spirit blankets, decals, sweatshirts and more! The newest t-shirt design is available for $20.
WHAA accepts checks, cash, credit cards and Venmo. All proceeds support the WHAA scholarship fund.
Homecoming Tailgate: Before the football game on Friday evening, Panther fans are encouraged to show their school spirit by wearing red and black throughout the day. Alumni can share their school spirit with the WHAA by using the hashtag #RestoretheRoar.
Alumni are invited to the inaugural Homecoming Tailgate starting at 5:30 p.m. Organized by West Football and Athletics, fans can purchase a variety of snacks, drinks and food options. $10 luau plates are available for purchase and go toward supporting West High Football.
HOMECOMING GAME: Alumni are invited to return to West High and cheer on the Panthers as they face the Jordan Jaguars at 7pm. The following alumni activities will take place at the game:
- Homecoming Royalty: The 2019 Homecoming Court will be recognized prior to kickoff at approximately 6:45 p.m.
- 2019 Alumni Awards: Join us at halftime as we celebrate six remarkable alumni:
– Alumnus of the Year: Schuyler Northstrom, Class of 1999
– Panther in the Community: Ruth Gerritsen-McKane, Class of 1969
– Young Alumnus: Eduardo Reyes-Chavez, Class of 2007
– Athletic Hall of Fame: Dennis Hutchinson, Class of 1965 – Honorary Alumna: Julie Brooks-Dominguez
– President’s Award: Don Johnson, Class of 1962
- Oestanas Alumni Performance: Don’t miss the Oestanas’ halftime performance, which will feature Oestanas’ alumni.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14
CLASS OF 1979 40-Year Reunion: The Class of 1979’s 40-year reunion will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. in the West High Commons. For details, please visit https://slwhsclassof79.myevent.com.
CLASS OF 1999 20-Year Reunion: The Class of 1999
’s 20-year reunion will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Thomas S. Monson Center. Please visit https://www.westhigh1999.com/