Homecoming is next week for Panthers

Misty Farber Barnsdall correspondent

It is time for homecoming and all the fun activities that come with it. Homecoming is next week with three days of fun-filled dress-up days, one homecoming assembly, one parade and one night of a coronation followed by an exciting football game. The game is Sept. 6.

Each year, the student council chooses a theme for homecoming and organizes specific dress-up days that coordinate with the theme. This year’s homecoming theme is, “We Got the Beat.” Student council organized the following dress-up days to represent this year’s theme.

Monday—No School (Labor Day)

Tuesday—“Fancy.” Dress your best or in preppy clothes.

Wednesday—“Let’s get physical.” Dress in sports uniform or workout attire.

Thursday—“Our House.” Dress in cardinal/gray colors and wear your Barnsdall Panther attire.

All students, elementary and high school, are encouraged to participate in the homecoming activities and dress-up days. The school dress code still applies to dress-up days, so please make sure it is school appropriate.

In addition to the dress-up days, there will be a homecoming assembly Sept. 5 at 2:30 p.m. in the lower gym. The assembly will introduce the football team, homecoming court and cheerleaders. The homecoming parade will follow shortly after at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Barnsdall. All parade participants will need to line up in front of the high school at 6 p.m. The parade will start at the high school and go east down Main Street.

The homecoming attendants were officially announced last week. Freshman attendant is McKenna Bryant. Sophomore attendant is Kaylee Rasberry. Junior attendant is Nichole Marullo. Senior attendants are Emma Galligher, Jaydon Mackey and Tori Marshall. The queen was voted on from the entire student body and will be announced the night of homecoming. Coronation is at 6:30 p.m. followed by the football game against the Afton Eagles at 7 p.m. Sept. 6. Congratulations to all the attendants.

If you will be attending the high school and junior high football games this fall, and are at least 60 years of age, you are eligible to purchase a senior citizen pass. The passes are $20 each and will pay for your admission into all of the home football games. Contact Mrs. Tafoya at the high school office to purchase a pass.

The Barnsdall High School football team is in need of bottled water. If you are interested in donating cases of water, please contact Coach Kylee Sweeney.

There will be no school on Sept. 2 to observe Labor Day.

The college fair will be Sept. 3 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the lower gym for Barnsdall High School students. All parents and guardians are welcome to attend the college fair with their student.