Homecoming Week is palpable at BPHS


Ellie McGregor

Junior Powderpuff players pose for a pic in the courtyard

Hawk Eye Staff

On Friday, Sept. 23, students gathered in the cafeteria in the early hours of the morning. It was business as usual until a rumble occurred, marking the start of Homecoming Week. The juniors, dressed in their orange garb, paraded through the front doors and down the grand staircase into the cafeteria with chants, yells, and screams. They funneled into the courtyard weaving in and out of the stolid seniors, who were dressed in their signature black shirts and white jabbawockeez masks, seemingly unfazed by the shenanigans. Students looked on this unusual scene with a mix of confusion and fear.

The REACH Spirit Assembly on Friday afternoon officially kicked off Homecoming Week.

On Sunday, Sept. 25, the seniors played the juniors in the annual Powderpuff football game held at 6 PM at the BPHS stadium. The seniors won 42-14.

Dress-up days begin on Monday, Sept. 26 and continue through Friday, Sept. 30. Dress-up days are as follows:

  • Monday, Sept. 26– Black & Orange Day
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27–¬†USA Day
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28– Twin with Your Date Day
  • Thursday, Sept. 29– Jersday
  • Friday, Sept. 30– New York Tourist Day

Homecoming Tailgate begins at 6 PM on Friday, Sept. 30 in the stadium parking lot. Clubs and sports teams will have booths set up to raise money for their respective groups.

The Parade begins at 6 PM as well. Clubs and sports teams, led by the BPHS Marching Band, will be participating, along with their floats.

The football game vs. Hempfield will begin on Friday at 7:30 PM. The Homecoming Court nominees will be taking the field during halftime. At that time, the prince, princess, king, and queen will be announced.

Lastly, the dance, which will cap off Homecoming Week, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7 PM in the cafeteria. The theme is NY Skyline.

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