BHS homecoming ready to roll Friday
Plans are finalized for Baldwin High School's homecoming this year.
The theme is going to be "Places Around the World," inspired by this year's Olympic Games.
"The officers picked it because homecoming is so close to when the Olympics took place," BHS student council sponsor Joyce Tallman said.
Each class will be making a float for the parade based on a different country that participated in the summer games. They will be competing to see who has the best float. Last year the juniors (now seniors) won.
The seniors are the United States, juniors are China, sophomores are France and freshmen are Mexico. The staff at the high school has chosen Australia. Anyone else who enters is welcome to join the theme or just wear purple and support the Bulldogs. The parade will start at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the corner of Sixth and Chapel streets.
The week of homecoming is spirit week. Monday was "Backwards Day," Tuesday was "Grandparents Day," Wednesday was "Dress like your Idol Day," today is "Theme of Olympic Country Day" and Friday is "Purple Pride Day." BHS students and staff members have been dressing up all week.
"We wish everyone would join the fun," student council president Ashlyn Cole said, "Those who do dress up have a blast."
When asked what the best part of homecoming week is going to be, senior Kyon Buckley said, "Obviously, super-fanning (dressing up, etc.) will be the best part."
Homecoming also means the election of a king and queen. Students voted for six candidates last week. Only seniors are eligible for homecoming king and queen. The king candidates are Sam Beecher, Clad Kueffer and Connor Wright. The queen candidates are Olivia Catloth, Haley Finucane and Madison Pippert.
The homecoming king and queen will be announced at halftime of the varsity football game Friday. The Baldwin Bulldogs will be playing the De Soto Wildcats at Liston Stadium, kicking off at 7 p.m.
After the game is the homecoming dance. The dance is from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and the seniors are responsible for decorations. This year, a new disc jockey will be mixing the music for the dance. It is a local company owned by Brian and Gina Tenner.
"I know that last year's dance was a lot of fun so I'm excited for this year's dance," junior Katie Brecheisen said.
Other students are ready for homecoming.
"I think that the parade should be pretty sweet and I'm pretty pumped for the game," junior Ashley Bennett said.