A shortened school week because of Labor Day did not lessen the amount of Homecoming 2012 activities at Bradshaw Mountain High. Drama, dance, dodgeball and chalk art, crowning of royalty, band, cheer, football - both Powder Puff and the Homecoming game - all were part of the fun.
Photos by Cheryl Hartz.
A shortened school week because of Labor Day did not lessen the amount of Homecoming 2012 activities at Bradshaw Mountain High.
From donning neon bright clothes to denote schools of fish to wearing the red and black school colors on Spirit Day, each class - freshmen through seniors - threw their student bodies enthusiastically into the Under the Sea theme.
For the first time, elaborate chalk drawings graced a side road as students and teachers exhibited their artistic talents and school spirit on Wednesday.
Students competed against teachers and administration in dodgeball on Tuesday and again during Friday's spirit assembly. The admin tried to psych out the teens by shuffling onto the gym floor Friday with walkers, canes and even a wheelchair. Then they dropped the pretense and boogied their way around the periphery of the packed bleachers.
Their dance wasn't as well choreographed as the seniors' effort in the afternoon's earlier dance-off between classes, but still delighted the crowd.
The so-called adults' high jinks ultimately did not help, as the students triumphed in the bombardment contest.
Thursday, junior and senior girls were just as competitive in the annual Powder Puff football game. The result was a 16-0 win for the Class of 2013.
"We wanted to make sure we won because we won as juniors and that makes it two years in a row," said senior Angie Banks, who carried the football for her squad's second touchdown.
The Bradshaw Mountain varsity football Bears were not as fortunate. The visiting Cactus Shadows Falcons showed no mercy, swooping to a 26-0 halftime lead on their way to a 56-0 rout.
But for the first time since becoming a 4A (now called Division II) school, Bradshaw's football player Homecoming king candidates were allowed on the field for halftime festivities.
The new royal couple is Kristen Jensen and Decker Kevwitch. (See photo page 1.)
Also in the running for queen were Mishon Davis and Jessica Oliva, while Christian McKay and Troy Boyle were king candidates.
The Royal Court consisted of: freshmen Duke and Duchess David Otero and Hannah Madler; sophomore Lord and Lady Steven Rubio and Sydney Skinner; junior Prince and Princess Kevin Castro and Sabrina Mendibles.
The football Bears travel to Bullhead City Mohave this week, in hopes of a better result.