But that's not all! To ensure your windows stay fresh and welcoming, the group will also be offering a post-painting window cleaning service. This will take place on:
- Sunday, October 1st
- Monday, October 2nd
This is a fantastic way for your business to show support for UHS Homecoming week and engage with our tight-knit community. To get your windows painted and make a colorful statement, simply sign up using the link provided below.
Sign up here to have your window painted!
Urbana's Homecoming festivities kick off with a bang on Thursday, September 28th, with the Homecoming Parade. The parade starts at 6:30 PM and winds its way through downtown before concluding at the Hillclimber Stadium. Following the parade, join in the fun at the Community Pep Rally.
On Friday, September 29th, the Hillclimbers take on Kenton Ridge in an epic showdown. Kickoff is at 7 PM, so make sure to wear your maroon and white and join the cheering crowd.
Let's paint the town in Homecoming colors and show our UHS pride!
What sports do you play?
Golf and Basketball
What has being a student athlete taught you?
Being a student-athlete has given me a lot of experience. One lesson I've learned is to never give up no matter what. Even though I have a lot of sports practices and games going on, I still have to concentrate on my schoolwork and what's most essential.
Favorite moment as a high school athlete?
My favorite moment as a high school student-athlete so far was when our team was playing Graham at UHS, down by one with two seconds left in the game. When we threw it to Jonathan Hiltabran while it was out of bounds, he shot it and it went in just as the buzzer rang. Everyone yelled as they stormed the court.
A coach/mentor that has inspired you & why?
My father has personally served as a coach and mentor to me. He has encouraged me to put my all into everything that I do. He has always supported me in all my highs and lows.
This year’s Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal is Louise Dunham. Mrs. Louise Dunham has been an active part of the West Liberty-Salem community since 1970 when she was hired to teach HS physical education and health for girls only. Over the years at West Liberty-Salem, she taught high school, middle school, and elementary physical education. Her passion for the development of interscholastic female sports motivated her to organize many of the varsity girls’ sports programs that are so successful at WL-S today. She coached JH track and field, volleyball, basketball, and cheer. She is also responsible for developing the best elementary track and field day that continues today. It is noted to be the inspiration behind the many runners who join the great running programs offered at WL-S. Later in her career, Mrs. Dunham would be hired as one of the first female athletic directors in the area where she served until she retired from both athletic directing and teaching in 2003. She continues to serve local school districts as a substitute teacher and volunteers with West Liberty-Salem athletics officiating, bookkeeping, and mentoring coaches and young athletes.
The Homecoming Parade will begin at 6:30 PM on Thursday, September 21st. Homecoming Court will line up at 5:45 PM at Lions Park and floats should line up at 6:00 PM. The Parade will begin leaving Lions Park on Pickrelltown Road, traveling down Route 68 into the Village, turning left on State Route 245, and back to Lions Park. A community bonfire will immediately follow. Principal Greg Johnson will introduce the Homecoming Court, Attendants, and fall sports teams.
On Friday, students in K-12 will attend the school pep rally. They will follow the Tiger Jungle student section theme of Neon Day for their spirit day theme.
On Friday evening, the homecoming ceremony will begin at 6:15 at Tiger Stadium. The court, attendants, and their escorts will be introduced on the field followed by the presentation of your 2023 Homecoming Queen and King. The court, attendants, and escorts should arrive at the main entrance of the school for pictures at 5:15. The homecoming game will kick off at 7:00 PM.
The Marching Tiger Band will host an band alumni cookout beginning at 4 PM on Friday evening sponsored by the Band Boosters followed by practice and an alumni/Tiger Band halftime show.
The weekend will commence with the Homecoming dance at West Liberty-Salem High School from 7-10:00 PM.