(Upper left to right) Robert Troup Photos. (Lower left) Finbarr Anderson and Aspen Anderson pose with pom-poms at the game. (Center) Seniors Beckett Reid and Amber Fairbanks take the traditional ride around the track after being crowned Homecoming King and Queen. (Right) The bleachers at Vashon High School stadium were packed with Pirates for the big game against the Port Townsend Redhawks (Tom Hughes Photos).

(Upper left to right) Robert Troup Photos. (Lower left) Finbarr Anderson and Aspen Anderson pose with pom-poms at the game. (Center) Seniors Beckett Reid and Amber Fairbanks take the traditional ride around the track after being crowned Homecoming King and Queen. (Right) The bleachers at Vashon High School stadium were packed with Pirates for the big game against the Port Townsend Redhawks (Tom Hughes Photos).

Scenes from Homecoming

A Pirate Pride was on display at Vashon High School last Friday.

Last Friday’s Homecoming football game was a high-octane and spirited occasion with great effort from the Pirates despite a loss of 38-14.

That defeat failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the rowdy and excited crowd packed into the bleachers to root for the players and show their school spirit during halftime activities which included the crowning of Beckett Reid and Amber Fairbanks as senior class Homecoming King and Queen.

It was all part of an ebullient outpouring of Pirate pride that had lasted an entire week.

At a Homecoming assembly on Friday morning, para-educator Paul Cowell spoke into the ear of a visitor, pointing out large, sparkly posters made by each of the classes, and said that he had seen a “great spirit at the school this year.”

Cowell had particular praise for the student body co-presidents, saying they had worked hard to create a buzz around homecoming.

This year, the celebrations included the traditional, goofy fun of different dress-up themes for each day of the week, starting with PJ Day on Monday. On Tuesday, students chose between dressing in VSCO or E-Boy style (all those past the age of 25 should just look that up) and on Wednesday, classic Vashon tie-dye was the fashion. Thursday’s dress code was “Country Footloose,” and on Friday, the students dressed in all-black attire — a chic, sophisticated look they carried over to that night’s big football game.

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