2023 York Homecoming Parade highlights week celebrating “Hollywood”

YPS Homecoming Parade & Pep Rally 2023

YORK – The 2023 York High School Homecoming Parade celebrated all things “Hollywood.”

Students, teams, the band and royalty candidates were showcased in the late afternoon parade in downtown York.

The sidewalks were lined with Duke supporters, young and old.

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A series of dress-up days were held this week, with themes each day for each high school class.

Then came the Spirit March, to be followed by the annual bonfire at the York High School.

Friday night, the York football team will take on Waverly, with this year’s Homecoming King and Queen to be crowned at half-time.

This year’s homecoming candidates are Lily Kowalski, Kassidy Stuckey, Emory Conrad, Kynli Combs, Kiersten Portwine, Joe Burgess, Emmanuel Jensen, Morgan Collingham, Seth Erickson and Cole Montgomery.

Combs is the daughter of Travis and Heidi Combs. Combs has been involved in softball, basketball, track, trap shooting, FFA, FCA, Skills USA, Quiz Bowl and National Honors Society. She plans to attend either the University of Nebraska at Kearney of Wayne State and pursue a Pre-Dental degree.

Conrad is the daughter of Jenny and Josh Conrad. Throughout high school, she has been involved in cross country, bowling, track, FFA, FCA, National Honors Society and was a class officer. After high school she plans to pursue a degree in Business with an interest in the pastry arts at a two-year college.

Kowalski is the daughter of John and Brenda Kowalski. Kowalski’s activities include softball, bowling, soccer, mock trial, FFA, spring musical, National Honor Society, student council and doing hair and make-up for one-acts. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to study in the healthcare field.

Portwine is the daughter of Greg and Stacy Portwine. Portwine’s high school activities include cross country, basketball, track, softball, soccer, FFA, FCA, Skills USA, FBLA, Quiz Bowl and National Honors Society. Following graduation, she plans to pursue a degree in elementary education at either a university of college in Nebraska.

Stuckey is the daughter of Todd and Laurie Stuckey. Her activities include cross country, bowling, track, FCA, FFA, mock trial, Academic Decathlon, student council and ACES. She plans to attend a 4-year college majoring in Pre-Dentistry following high school.

Burgess is the son of Troy and Beth Burgess. His activities while in high school have included football, bowling and track. He plans to attend college following graduation.

Collingham is the son of Aaron and Ann Collingham. Collingham’s activities include football, track, wrestling, E-Sports, FFA, FBLA and Skills USA. Following graduation, he plans to attend college and study Ag Business.

Erickson is the son of Jed and Deanne Erickson. His activities include football, wrestling, FFA, Quiz Bowl, ACES, TeamMates, FCA and track. He plans to attend college and major in Ag Business.

Jensen is the son of Drew and Jane Jensen. His activities include football, basketball, golf and FFA. He plans to attend college following graduation and hopes to play golf.

Montgomery is the son of Matt and Jill Montgomery. Montgomery’s activities include football, golf, FFA, ACES, Skills USA and basketball. He plans to attend college following graduation.


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