Sept. 27, 2021
Photo Gallery: Homecoming Parade & Powderpuff Game
Homecoming Week 2021 officially kicked-off on Sunday, Sept. 26 with the Hollywood Homecoming Parade followed by the annual powderpuff football game between the juniors and senior girls.
Dozens of USCHS students representing activities and athletic teams traveled along Panther Pass in the school’s second-ever Homecoming Parade. Participants included the Homecoming Court, football, auxiliary, girls soccer, cross country, girls volleyball, hip hop and dance, girls tennis, girls basketball, field hockey, girls golf, the Black Student Union, cheerleaders and crew.
The Homecoming Court includes the following seniors: Sarah Christensen, Kathleen Gianni, Marina Makoul, Tori Slagle, Izzy Yoos, Joey Baird, Jake Fisher, Andrew Miller, Porter Rauch and RJ Shontz.
This year boasted one of the largest turnouts for the powderpuff football game, which raised more than $1,000 to benefit St. Clair Hospital’s Breast Care Center. Ninety-three junior and senior girls participated and eight junior and senior varsity football players served as coaches. Following a late-game interception, the junior girls defeated the seniors, 14-7.
The powder puff game was organized by RJ Shontz, student council president, with numerous students volunteering throughout the event. Many thanks to football coaches Mike Junko and Tim Robbins who officiated the game; Pat Manion, social studies teacher, who served as the announcer; and Jake Reis, German teacher, for leading the pep band and auxiliary at halftime and throughout the game.
Homecoming Week is led by Upper St. Clair High School Student Council members in coordination with Mrs. Brooke Tarcson, activities coordinator, and building principals. Students select the themes/activities, promote the events, and decorate the school/stadium.The high school will host a different themed day throughout the spirit week, including:
- Monday: Pajama Day
- Tuesday: Celebrity/Character Day
- Wednesday: Neon Day
- Thursday: Panther Day & Senior Dress Up Day
- Friday: Black Out Day
The homecoming football game against Peters Township High School will kick-off at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. The 2021 Homecoming Court will be introduced and the Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during halftime. Video of the game and halftime festivities can be watched via live stream at uscsd.tv.
Homecoming Week will conclude with the Homecoming Dance from 7:30 – 10 p.m. in the Upper St. Clair High School stadium. Tickets can be purchased during lunch.