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BHS Has Another Successful Homecoming Week

Erika Modlin and Drew Babcock show off their Hawaiian shirts on McKenna Monday

Erika Modlin and Drew Babcock show off their Hawaiian shirts on McKenna Monday

Photo by Claire Stanaland

Photo by Claire Stanaland

Erika Modlin and Drew Babcock show off their Hawaiian shirts on McKenna Monday

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As the year progresses, and homecoming approaches, school spirit is in full swing. Along with the big dance at the end of the week, there is a homecoming parade, court, and game.

This year the theme of homecoming is masquerade and fantasy, hence the name of the dance Midnight Masquerade. To go along with this theme, the name of the parade is Masqparade and the name of the game is Fantasy Football.

The parade was held on Monday, October 15, in downtown Blacksburg. During the parade, different sports, teams, and clubs at Blacksburg High School come together and walk down Main Street. Most groups will ride in a convertible or truck driven by a parent or sponsor.

The annual Homecoming game will be held on the Friday before the homecoming dance. The theme of the game is Gold Rush. The football team will be playing against Hidden Valley. During halftime, homecoming court will be announced. From each grade, there will be two girls and two boys, with an exception of the seniors. The seniors have four girls and four boys. Towards the end of halftime, the king and queen will also be announced. They are always part of the senior class. The court was nominated by peers in each grade and the students who had the most number of votes wins the position.

Throughout the school week, each day has a designated theme to it. On these days, students come to school dressed up according to the theme. This year Monday is Pajama Day, Tuesday is Twin Day, Wednesday is Disney/Character Day, Thursday is Beach day, and lastly for the game Friday is Bruin Pride/ Blue and Gold Day.

“When homecoming week comes around it’s always great to walk into school and see the student body dressed for the spirit day theme. I think that the tradition of having the spirit days is important in unifying the student body and also helping everyone get more excited for the dance,”  said Stephanie Mendoza, Senior, president of SCA.

Most importantly, the dance will be on Saturday, October 20 at BHS from 6pm to 9pm. Tickets for the dance are $10 per person. Towards the end of the night, the homecoming king and queen that were announced during the game, will get a slow dance together.

Each of the events leading up to homecoming and the dance itself is being organized by the school’s Student Council Association (SCA). The Student Council consists of 10 students from each grade that were also elected by their fellow classmates. Starting in early September, planning for homecoming begins during SCA meetings.

A lot of the students enjoy this time of year a lot, especially the lowerclassmen. Upperclassmen have prom at the end of the year, but homecoming is often the only dance throughout the school year for 9th and 10th graders.

“I can’t wait for homecoming because it’s a great excuse to spend time with my friends and relax for a bit. The week leading up to the dance is super fun, and I love all the school spirit and activities that are planned,” said Grace McGehee, sophomore.

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BHS Has Another Successful Homecoming Week