The students, faculty and friends of Bryan County High School celebrated homecoming last week with plenty of events and activities.
Homecoming week began Oct. 1 with a hallway decoration contest and continued Oct. 5-7 with a series of dress-up days that included PJ day, movie star day and Redskins spirit day.
During the week, the BCHS Redskins enjoyed a powderpuff football game Oct. 4 and the “Welcome to Our Jungle” pep rally Oct. 7.
Meanwhile, the BCHS homecoming parade was Oct. 6. The JROTC color guard and cadets led the procession through downtown Pembroke. The parade featured various school club floats and vehicles, the Redskins cheer squad, the Lady Redskins softball team, the Redskins football team and the 2011-12 homecoming court. All the while, the BCHS band marched and performed to keep the crowd entertained.
After the parade, the Redskins hosted a bonfire event and field party behind the softball field. Many activities, including rides, games, food and face painting, were available for people of all ages. The BCHS band and cheer squad performed while the bonfire flames were set off in a blaze of Redskins glory.
The main homecoming events were Oct. 7. Although the BCHS Redskins gave forth a valiant effort, the Metter Tigers upset the Redskins, 21-6.
However, the Redskins still had much to celebrate as Jenna Schuman was named the new BCHS homecoming queen. She was crowned by Taylor Stanfield, the 2010-11 queen.
The night ended with the annual homecoming dance.