SIDNEY — “Under the Lights” is the theme chosen by the senior class at Lehman Catholic High School for homecoming weekend which will be celebrated Oct. 9-10. In a new twist, all alumni are invited back to the Lehman campus to see the Cavalier football team take on Hardin Northern on Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Since Lehman has always played their games at the Sidney or Piqua stadiums, this homecoming celebration will mark the first varsity football game ever to be played on the Lehman field. Lights are being installed for the occasion and bleachers are being brought in to seat 1,000 people.
Before the kickoff, beginning at 6:15 p.m., the Lehman Band and cheerleaders will lead a parade around the track, featuring banners depicting the homecoming theme created by each class. Lehman Principal/CEO Denise Stauffer, Executive Director Missy Bennett, Homecoming grand marshal Melissa Safreed, and the king and queen candidates will also be part of the parade.After the parade, the alumni band will join the student band for pregame and halftime entertainment.
Safreed is a fitting choice for grand marshal since she is both a Lehman faculty member and a 1984 graduate of the school. Safreed holds degrees from the College of Mount St. Joseph and the University of Dayton. Her teaching load includes mathematics, psychology and the leadership class. She also moderates the cheerleaders and the Student Council. Safreed and husband, Mark, are the parents of Meghan, a 2014 Lehman graduate, and Molly, a Lehman sophomore.
Each member of the homecoming court will be introduced during pre-game ceremonies and then the 2015 homecoming queen and king will be announced. In celebration of “Under the Lights,” the first homecoming queen and king of Lehman will be introduced.
The 2015 queen candidates are Claudia Fatone, daughter, of Andy and Amy Fatone of Sidney; Olivia Gorman, daughter of Mike and Kristine Gorman, of Piqua; Janelle Gravunder, daughter of Bradly and Lisa Gravunder, of Piqua; Caroline Heitmeyer, daughter of Dan and Jill Heitmeyer, of Sidney; Marianne Hissong, daughter of Phil Hissong and Monica McBee, of Piqua; Emily Reinhart, daughter of Keith and Anna Lisa Reinhart, of Sidney; and Ana Vazquez, daughter of Salvador and Claudia Vazquez, of Troy.
King candidates are Nate Bosway, son of Bill and Mary Bosway, of Sidney; Jerry Curtis, son of George and Ann Curtis, of Piqua; Stephen Monnin, son of Andy and Julie Monnin, of Piqua; Ian Smith, son of Doug and Juli Smith, of Piqua; Connor Thobe, son of Dean and Rebecca Thobe, of Sidney; Christopher John (CJ) Trahey, son of Edward and Marissa Trahey, of Sidney; and Adam Vanderhorst, son of Jerry and Angie Vanderhorst, of Sidney.
Judging of the class banners will take place before the game and the winning class will be announced at halftime. The annual homecoming dance will take place on Saturday evening in the gym at Lehman.