Images: Suburban Homecoming Festivities

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From left, Sergio Hernandez, Nathan Abay and James Pickering form an impromptu Mariachi band during St. Viator's Homecoming Pep Rally.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Bryant Jenkins, left, and Bougest Sutton hug after being crowned homecoming royalty during halftime of the Powder-Puff Extravaganza at Round Lake High School.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Batavia High School varsity cheer co-captain Abby Wilson, left and Claire Carlson participate in the homecoming parade on September 12.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Homecoming queen Krissy Altersohn, left, and king Thomas Broviak ride on a float during Geneva High School's Homecoming parade.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

The school marching band starts the festivities at Dundee-Crown High School's Homecoming parade on Main Street in West Dundee. The parade started in East Dundee and crossed the Fox River to Grafelman Park.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Nathan Sarkisian holds the varsity Bulldog football team's flag, flanked by Jonathan Wagner, far left, and Jared Philip, Michael Gates and Mitchell Krusz in Batavia High School's Homecoming parade on September 12.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

West Aurora High School football players high-five kids along the homecoming parade route.

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Libertyville High School senior Emily Gilbertsen reacts after receiving the homecoming queen crown.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Five-year-olds Jack Johnson, left, and Drew Schauenberg of Barrington watch the Barrington High School Homecoming parade.

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Carmel Catholic senior Ellie Hunt receives hugs from friends after being crowned homecoming queen during a pep rally.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Bryant Jenkins, left, is mobbed by classmates after he and his partner Bougest Sutton, both male, were crowned homecoming royalty during halftime of the Powder-Puff Extravaganza at Round Lake High School.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Seniors cheer as one of their teammates goes in for a touchdown during their homecoming Powder-Puff Extravaganza at Round Lake High School.

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The Bartlett High School marching band starts the homecoming parade .

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Members of Geneva High School's pom squad march in the Homecoming parade.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

The Batavia High School varsity football team participates in a Homecoming parade up Wilson Street.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Emma Hogaboom and Tommy Sullivan draw for a winner in the Lion's Pride student fundraiser after being crowned King and Queen during St. Viator's Homecoming Pep Rally.

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Vernon Hills faculty perform a dance routine during a Homecoming pep rally.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Left to right, Grace Brolly, Briana Borkowicz and Darby Lillibridge, all age 12 of Geneva, try to stay warm under a blanket prior to Geneva High School's Homecoming parade.

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Junior Tammy Lauritzen, left, tries to escape from seniors Cynthia Moore and Daisy Stewart during the Homecoming Powder-Puff Extravaganza at Round Lake High School.

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Football players toss Frisbees to the crowd during the Barrington High School Homecoming parade .

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Emma Hogaboom and Tommy Sullivan are crowned King and Queen during St. Viator's Homecoming Pep Rally.

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Sydney Javlonski cheers as she watches the West Aurora High School Homecoming parade.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Varsity football players reach for a tennis ball thrown from the crowd at the Dundee-Crown High School Homecoming Parade on Main Street in West Dundee. The parade started in East Dundee and crossed the Fox River to Grafelman Park.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Homecoming Queen Liz Diamond rides with Elle McLaughlin, 6, and escort Zach Rowe during the Barrington High School Homecoming parade.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

The Bartlett High School marching band starts the homecoming parade on Main Street in Bartlett.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Seniors show their school spirit during a pep rally at Vernon Hills High School.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Members of the flag team, including Jenny Groh, perform during the Barrington High School Homecoming parade .

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The Mundelein High School marching band plays during the Homecoming parade through downtown Mundelein.

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The Barrington High School band marches during their Homecoming parade.

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Ryan Geary, wearing a Mr. Bulldog crown, and Erik Molenda, in bulldog costume, dance around while marching in Wauconda High School's Homecoming parade.

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Libertyville High School senior Scott Johns is hoisted up by guy poms during their Homecoming pep rally.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

The Bronco mascot entertains children during the Barrington High School Homecoming parade.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

Batavia High School varsity cheerleading co-captain Marissa Bode leads the Homecoming parade .

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

The Bartlett High School football team bounces a balloon around on their float during their Homecoming parade.

John Starks | Staff Photographer

Bryant Jenkins, left, and Bougest Sutton hug after being crowned homecoming royalty during halftime of the Powder-Puff Extravaganza at Round Lake High School.

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Rachel Spatz crowned Homecoming queen and Casey Stott crowned the king at Lake Zurich.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Bulldogs cheerleaders hold on to their witch hat during Wauconda High School's Homecoming parade .

George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

Wauconda High School's homecoming parade travelled through downtown Wauconda.

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Wauconda High School's band marches in their Homecoming parade.

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Vernon Hills senior Dana Alsamsam is carted around on a carriage after being crowned Homecoming queen .

Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Batavia High School's Homecoming Queen Shannon McGee and King Mickey Watson participate in the school's Homecoming parade.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

West Aurora High School homecoming queen candidates Nerissa Vogt, Dezirae Maffit, and Julia VanKampen ride with Homecoming King Micah Dawkins during the Homecoming parade.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Batavia High School varsity cheer co-captain Abby Wilson practices with the squad before stepping off for the start of the Homecoming parade on Wilson Street.

Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

Geneva High School's Homecoming parade, led by the student council and the band, moves eastward on State Street.

JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

The West Aurora High School marching band performs in the 2012 Homecoming parade.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

The varsity football team is announced during St. Viator's Homecoming Pep Rally.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Mundelein High School's homecoming queen Chloe Peterson of Wauconda, and king Connor Black of Mundelein, toss candy to the crowd during the Homecoming parade through downtown Mundelein.

Paul Valade | Staff Photographer

Emma Hogaboom and Tommy Sullivan get a ride around the gym after being crowned King and Queen during St. Viator's Homecoming Pep Rally.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Gallery posted: 10/19/2012 5:30 AM

About this Gallery

Images of high school homecoming festivities in autumn 2012 in the suburbs of Chicago. Parades, powder-puff football games, and crownings of kings and queens are featured in this portrait of the tradition that welcomes back alumni of a school.
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