The spirit at Batesville High School is at its peak right now during the Oct. 7-11 homecoming week, which is organized by the Student Council. In addition to four officers (President Graham Hunter, Vice President Layne Kirchoff, Secretary Colin Brown and Treasurer Trent Barnett), council members and other students volunteer. “The support is tremendous,” reports Brown.
Students will dress for theme days: America Monday, Twin Tuesday (“two people will dress exactly alike,” the secretary explains), Wacky (mismatched clothing) Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Bulldog Friday.
Disney Movies is the entire week’s theme with each class portraying a different masterpiece on parade floats. Float building takes place Tuesday-Thursday from 5-8 p.m. behind BHS in the bus barn parking lot. Hungry float builders will be served snacks. Teens should participate because “it’s a great way to be involved with your class and stay active with your school. It’s a nice little competition between classes,” says Hunter. Brown adds, “It’s a great bonding activity as well. You get to know people you wouldn’t normally associate with.”
For Barnett, the week’s highlight is creating the floats. “It’s fun to see everyone work on a float, be really proud of it and show it off at the parade.” From the theme days to the floats, “it’s all pretty light-hearted,” Hunter says with a grin.
A powder puff football game between the junior and senior girls will happen Friday, Oct. 11, at 2:10 p.m. on the BHS field, notes Student Council adviser and BHS science teacher Charlie Raab. “Parents and other community members are welcome to attend and show your support.”
Hunter notes the game “switches things up. The girls get to go out on the field and play … and the guys get to be the cheerleaders.” According to Brown, “It unifies us as a school body and brings us together to have a fun and safe time.”