Stay informed on spirit week

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K. Bowers, News editor

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Every year when September rolls around, excitement builds among students as homecoming approaches. Student council has been working diligently to create a fun-filled week with activities that encompass the theme, “Destination Homecoming.”

Over the weekend, students decorated each hallway as a popular tourist destination. Is school causing you too much stress? Head to the first floor and take a relaxing vacation on the beautiful beaches of Hawaii. Ever dreamed of seeing the Eiffel Tower or taking a round trip of Europe? The stairwells are the place for you. Sightseeing is not not your thing? Stop by the second floor and venture into the wilderness on an eventful African safari. Hoping to catch a glimpse of your favorite celebrity? Walk along Hollywood Boulevard and attend a fancy red carpet photoshoot on the third floor. 

Along with hallway decorating, dress up days are a tradition at BCHS. These include: beach on Monday, safari on Tuesday, red carpet on Wednesday, and staycation on Friday. With this being their last homecoming, seniors plan to wear their best outfits. “I am most excited for red carpet day because I want to feel like a celebrity,” said senior Laura Smith.  

There are other opportunities throughout the week to show your school spirit. On Wednesday, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa will be projected out on the football field for movie night. Wear comfy pajamas, bring a blanket and sit back, relax and enjoy the movie. 

Friday is the busiest day of the week as the pep rally and football game both take place. The pep rally will be held at the end of the school day. It includes spectacles presented by the cheerleaders and homecoming court, and friendly competitions between different grade levels. Later that night is the varsity football game, and the theme is chatard-out. Students can receive t-shirts to wear to the game when they purchase their homecoming ticket during lunch for $10. 

During halftime of the football game, pay attention to the center of the field as the homecoming court will be escorted by BCHS alumni. Senior Jacob Szydlyk was nominated onto the court this year. “I am honored to be on the court because it shows I am respected by my classmates and I have awesome friends,” said Szydlyk. Votes casted earlier in the week will determine the King and Queen. 

Concluding this week is the homecoming dance which takes place on Saturday night starting at 7 p.m. The dance is exciting for freshmen as this is their first homecoming experience. Also, seniors enjoy this dance and typically dress in costumes based on the theme which, this year, is red carpet. 

This week has taken hours of hard work and planning. Trojans are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities and make the most out of homecoming week.