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Bridge City plans homecoming week memories

In Texas, the high school homecoming football week is a memorable experience for the community, and this week, Bridge City High is having unforgettable events.

It will end Friday night at Larry Ward Stadium-Moe Litton Field when the Cardinals take on Hamshire-Fannett. The team is now 2-2 for the season after a loss last week to Lumberton.

The homecoming queen will be crowned during the ceremonies and new inductees will be presented for the Bridge City High School alumni hall of fame (see separate story).

Senior girls in the running for homecoming queen are Ashely Hale, Carson Fall, Raema Lyda, and Holly Silveira. Juniors selected for the court are Emily Black and Hallie Bearden. The sophomore court is Hudsyn Davis and Marleigh Boyd. Kenzie Fontenot and Claire Danks are the freshmen in the court.

The school's golf team will set up at the game selling red and white Titlelist golf caps and 60-inch umbrellas with the BC logo. The caps are $35 and the umbrellas are $40.

Monday's festivities began with high school students, along with teachers and staff, dressing as "bikers and surfers." Then the district had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new traveling STEM (sceince, technology, engineering, and math) education bus. The bus is sponsored by a number of local industries along with the W.H. Stark House.

After the ceremony, people were invited to tour the bus, which is part of the high school's CTE (career and technical education) program.

Monday night at 8, the school's traditional pep rally and lighting of the BC letters was held at the stadium. The band performed, the Strutters danced, the cheerleaders led yells, and the team members got pumped for the week. The Bridge City Volunteer Fire Department even came with their extended ladder truck to display a giant American flag that was spotlighted.

High school dress-up days continued with the Tuesday theme of "barbecue dads and soccer moms." Other themes during the week are "Men in Black and aliens" for Wednesday, "rockstars and rappers" on Thursday, and "country and country club" on Friday.

Students during the week are also competing among classes to see who can donate the most food for the Bridge City-Orangefield Ministerial Alliance, which like other charity groups with food pantries, is finding its shelves getting bare. The freshmen class is assigned to bring canned meats like tuna and chicken. Sophomore students are donating macaroni and cheese, while juniors are assigned to bring spaghetti sauce and pasta. Seniors are donating canned meals like chili, ravioli, spaghetti, stew, or soup.


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