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Preceded by the memorable melodies of the Yelm High School marching band and the flashy flair displayed from the equally-gleeful cheer squad, homecoming royalty took to the high school stadium Friday night during halftime in a procession of trucks for homecoming.

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This year’s theme was “Hometown Homecoming,” a celebration of all things small town and the pride of living in a close community. 

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Following are the listed class royalty as reported by the high school:

• Freshmen: Hudson Nelson and Tomi Hill

• Sophomore: Josh McCracken and Mya Phelps 

• Junior: Dylan Jemtegaard and Destinee Jones

• Senior: Jaxon Frodesen and Cora Zumek

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The halftime homecoming rally was capped by a stellar white and red fireworks display. Yelm football led Gig Harbor, 20-6, during the halftime show. 

Yelm’s homecoming dance was hosted the next day, Saturday, Sept. 28, at the high school. 

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Eric Rosane / Nisqually Valley News

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