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Although homecoming consists of many traditions at Bullis, such as the 35th annual Bullimpics relay, Student Government has decided to make some minor changes that will really benefit this years events. Not only is the theme extremely different than it has been in past years, for the first time in Bullis history, the general homecoming theme is going to be incorporated into the Bullimpics events to tie the whole week together. I caught up with Mrs. Hosmer, SGA’s faculty coordinator, about all things homecoming, including the changes that are being made this year. She said that “our Homecoming theme is one that all Bullis students can embrace, from 2nd through 12th grade….SGA was very creative in altering classic Bullis events to tie in the theme this year...I can't wait to see North Hall transformed into Hogwarts!”
A new activity that is being added is the “broomsticle course,” in which participants will have to run through an obstacle course with a broom. In addition to that new activity, a few other activities are being modified. Instead of the doing the toga run with a torch, the sculpture class is making wands for the participants to run with. Secondly, the water balloon toss is being turned into the “golden snitch toss,” although the only thing being changed (other than the name) is the color of the balloons. Also, instead of “dizzy izzy,” we are doing “dizzy wizard,” in which students will have to run around a broom and then once they are dizzy, they’ll have to pick up a ball and throw it through a hoop, just like quittage.
As many students may have noticed, signs have been posted around North Hall with information about the spirit dress up days. Monday is “America Day,” Tuesday is “Tacky Tourist Day,” Wednesday is “Wacky Wednesday,” (also known as clash day), Thursday is Blue Gold and Friday is Class T-Shirt Day. These days are very different from the dress up days in the past, but students seem to be very excited about them. Rebecca Wuren, (‘17) said, “I really like the spirit days this year because they are unique and different from every other year...it’s always good to switch things up.”
On a more serious note, it is critical that students check their email for very important updates regarding the homecoming dance, on October 24, and the week of activities. One thing to remember is that students must purchase tickets online this year instead bringing money to lunch, and tickets are $20.