The crowd goes nuts, everyone’s cheering as the final seconds on the clock tick away. The Bullis football team just decisively won their homecoming match-up against McNamara, 26-3.
At Bullis, there is one week out of every school year that is particularly more spirited and festive than the rest; this distinctive week is homecoming.
Monday: Starting off the week was the annual pep rally, bringing out school pride and enthusiasm in all members of the Bullis community. Students flaunted their school spirit dressed in their blue and gold attire.
Tuesday: The theme for the second day of homecoming week was “tornado Tuesday” where students put together crazy, clashing outfits.
Wednesday: An addition to homecoming week this year was a new dress up day that many people were excited about. Instead of a typical flashback day, Bullis switched it up; students and teachers were able to dress up as either “country or city.” Many students dressed in their flannels and jeans while others rocked their most urban outfits. Concluding the day was the upper school’s hallway decorations. Each grade received a theme under the category of board games and then decorated their hallway corresponding to that theme. The freshmen were the Game of Life, sophomores were Candy Land, juniors were Clue, and the seniors were Monopoly.
Thursday: Slowly approaching the weekend, students arrived to a transformed North Hall. Each hallway was decorated from floor to ceiling with many embellishments and tons of balloons. Students roamed the transformed hallways in their “jock jams” apparel, wearing some form of athletic clothing or a jersey. Thursday night kicked off the start of some big homecoming games. Boys varsity soccer and girls varsity field hockey both played on the turf after the school day. Field hockey had a big game against Stone Ridge, winning 2-0. Unfortunately, boys soccer did not enjoy as good of an outcome as field hockey, losing a very exciting game against Georgetown Prep in overtime, 1-0.
Friday: With the weekend arriving, students were in high spirits as they came to school in their class T-shirts, which represented their grade’s board game theme. The yearly Bullimpics took place at the stadium, with tons of events that got all members of the community involved and enthused. Initiating the events was the traditional toga run, passing the torch from freshman, to sophomores, to juniors, and finally the seniors.
Competitions between each grade and even the faculty included a pie eating contest, a water balloon toss, relay races, sprints, and a spirited series of tug of war contests. Taking place just a couple hours after bullyimpics was the girls varsity soccer’s homecoming game and the varsity girls tennis match. Tennis defeated Georgetown Day School, winning all seven of their matches. Girls soccer also pulled out a great win against the Field School, with the final score of 3-1. Following the girls soccer game was the highly anticipated homecoming football game. With a huge crowd and a packed campus, the football team faced their stiffest competition yet from the Bishop McNamara. With tons of fans and a very large Dog Pound cheering them on, the Bulldogs went on to defeat McNamara, with a final score of 26-3.
Saturday: The highly anticipated homecoming dance completed homecoming week. Student government spent two hours of their morning decorating the Blair lobby, and turned it into the perfect location for the dance. Everyone who attended had a great time dancing and enjoying the end of their homecoming week.
This year’s homecoming was one of the best Bullis has had. School spirit was at an all-time high throughout the entire week. The seniors had a great final homecoming and all other students are already excited for next year.
Image courtesy of Kia Saint-Louis