|HOMECOMING WEEK SHOWS SPIRIT|
|October 19, 2001 11:00 pm|
Students painted their faces with blue and gold paint.
Teachers wore Hawaiian shirts.
A giant bonfire was set ablaze in the middle of a field.
The weird behavior at Brookings-Harbor High School last week meant only one thing: homecoming.
All week, from Monday through Fridays homecoming football game against rivals Siuslaw High School, Bruin students celebrated school spirit with a variety of activities.
On Monday, the entire student body cast their votes for homecoming king and queen. Tuesday was color day in which students in each grade wore a particular color.
Wednesday was Hawaiian Day, during which the students competed against the faculty and staff as to how many of them wore brightly, colored Hawaiian shirts. The students lost.
Wednesday also marked the coronation of the homecoming court and its king and queen Matt McVay and Lindsey Wood.
The Sea Breeze jazz choir kicked off the coronation with a beautiful rendition of the national anthem, followed by a quick dance presentation by The Bear Delights dance team.
Teacher Ted Burdett, master of ceremonies, introducing each of the couples of the court, who took their places before the student body on stools placed across the high school gym.
The crowd went wild with applause when McVay and Wood were crowned king and queen. The winners had been kept secret up until that point, said Principal Floyd Strandberg.
The king and queen were introduced to the community during Fridays homecoming game.
The homecoming court couples were:
Jeff Green and Chelsea Tarresh, freshmen.
S.P. Swick and Brittany Wales, sophomores.
Nick Whirry and Amy Dale, sophomores.
Josh Michlitsch and Paige Sthen, juniors.
Bob Morin and Summer Worlton, juniors.
Rob Harroun and Inger Appanaitis, juniors.
Luke Mathison and Iris Wraith, seniors.
Terry Adams and Lacie Bottorff, seniors.
Matt McVay and Lacey Gorman, seniors.
Vince Enos and Lindsey Wood, seniors.
Immediately following the coronation, the students jammed the stands at Elmer Bankus Field for the traditional powder puff football.
The game was organized this year by four seniors for their senior class project. Julia Huxtable, Jessica Andrews, Lindsey Wood and Mandy Gilmore coordinated everything from selling tickets, ordering t-shirts, providing the music, rounding up coaches for the teams and getting the booster club to open up the snack shack.
The proceeds from the game will be donated to a relief fund for the terrorist attack victims families in New York and Washington, D.C., but at press time, the students had not chosen a specific charity yet.
This year the senior girls play against the juniors, sophomores, and freshmen, said Huxtable. It was a really vicious game. It was supposed to be flag football, but people were getting tackled, and a lot of the girls got hurt.
The seniors won the game.
On Thursday, the students gathered at the school districts bus barn to decorate floats that paraded down Chetco Avenue on Friday.
Friday was also blue and gold day, during which students and faculty tried to out-do each other in who wore the most blue and gold.
The spirit-filled week was scheduled to wrap up today (Oct. 20) with a homecoming dance at the high school gym.