Submitted By Courtney Sutton
On the behalf of our student members I wanted to make the community aware of all the great Homecoming activities we have planned for the school and community alike.
First, the BGHS Homecoming football game will take place on Friday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. vs. Montgomery County High School. We encourage all of you to come out and cheer on our Bobcat football players!
The theme for this year’s Homecoming celebration is “There is No Place Like Homecoming” (Wizard of Oz) and each class has picked a theme to represent during our celebration.
The class themes are as follows: Seniors, Oz the Great and Powerful; Juniors, Dorothy and Toto; Sophomores, Lion, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Freshmen, The Munchkins.
These Wizard of Oz characters will be alive and well throughout the school building during Homecoming week with dress up days, class T-shirts, and window paintings around the courtyard to show school spirit.
We will once again be holding nightly activities during Homecoming week.
On Tuesday, everyone is encouraged to support BGHS athletics by attending the volleyball game at 5:30 p.m. vs Centralia.
On Wednesday evening, all community members and students are encouraged to enjoy everyone’s favorite, “Family Feud” at 7:00 PM in the gym.
Thursday evening there is a softball game at 4:30 PM vs. Wellsville-Middletown. On Friday, we will have a pep assembly and an early dismissal at 12:30.
Afterwards, the annual homecoming parade will begin at 2:30 PM. Line-up for the parade begins at 2 p.m. in the high school parking lot.
That evening, a new Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned prior to the football game. Coronation is scheduled for 6:20 p.m. Following the game, there is the annual Homecoming Dance in the auditorium for two hours after the game.
As mentioned earlier, we will have a Homecoming parade as usual this year. Classes are continuing typical floats for the parade, and all class attendants and king/queen candidates will ride throughout the parade on their respective floats.
Although many Homecoming activities will occur at BGHS with our students, Student Council would love to see more community involvement with our Homecoming celebration as well. There are many ways community members can support our Bobcats. Here is a list of a few ideas for residents and businesses owners:
• Paint or decorate your home/store front windows
• Write an encouragement such as “Go Bobcats!” or “Happy Homecoming!” on your business marquis
• Display red/black at your home and in your yard (wreaths, window painting, yard signs)
• Dress in red & black and wear face paint to the parade and game