BEAR RIVER HIGH - By Cari Doutre - September 2, 2020
Bear River High School will celebrate their annual homecoming week starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020, and it includes a schedule full of activities that bring out that Bear River school pride while meeting all state guidelines and mandates currently in place.
Student leaders in Bear River High’s student council committees organize and plan homecoming activities. This year with COVID-19 (coronavirus) state mandates currently in place, 2020-21 student council members had to carefully modify and plan these activities far in advance to meet those state guidelines and mandates and have them approved by the school’s administration.
“COVID has definitely brought out some creative ideas and we’re so ready to get started,” said Kambree Adams, a senior at Bear River High and the school’s 2020-21 Student Body President.
It took several tries to get those plans approved.
“We have had to come up with several different homecoming plans and most of them were denied,” added Adams. “We finally got our current plan approved but it will be a challenge to pull it off. We’re thrilled to even get to have one though.”
Some of those plans include traditional homecoming week activities such as daily themed dress-up days at school and the club and team paint activity on Tuesday, September 8, at 2:40 p.m. at the school.
Another traditional activity still set to go as planned includes the annual juniors versus seniors powderpuff football game on Wednesday, September 9, on the football field at 6:30 p.m.
New this year will be a movie at the Box Elder County fairgrounds on Thursday, September 10, at 8 p.m. Another change to homecoming week will be the location of the homecoming dance on Saturday, September 12. This year the dance will be held outside on the school’s football field starting at 9 p.m.
“We have always wanted to have a homecoming dance on the football field and we are so, so excited,” Adams said.
As always, the week will include the traditional homecoming football game. The Bears will host Ridgeline High School on Friday, September 11, with game time at 7 p.m.
“I’m super excited for powderpuff but I think I’m the most excited for the actual homecoming football game. The football team is wearing black and so is everyone else,” Adams said.
Students, fans and parents are also encouraged to wear black to Friday night’s homecoming football game.
“I love football games and I was really nervous we wouldn’t get to have a student section at homecoming, but we do and it’s going to be awesome,” Adams added.
Attendees at the football game are required to follow all state and school mandates. Masks must be worn at the game and the school highly recommends that fans and students purchase tickets online ahead of time.
More information on those guidelines can be found on a previously posted article by BRVNEWS.com HERE.
“This will be a homecoming we won’t forget anytime soon,” said Adams.
Check out the homecoming week schedule below courtesy of Bear River High School.