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Bell and Trenton Homecoming 2018

Submitted by BHS
Student Government
Bell High School’s 2018 Homecoming, “A Journey Through Time”. was a great success! Students, faculty, and the Bell Community enjoyed the festivities and excitement that Homecoming brings to Bell High School every year. Students and faculty dressed in their leather jackets and poodle skirts for “Muscle Car Monday”, looked groovy in their 60’s and 70’s attire for “Tye-Dye Tuesday”, dressed totally rad on “WHAM! Wednesday’s” 1980’s day, got their neon colors, Reebok Pumps, and their grunge look on for the 90’s on “Totally Clueless Thursday”, and finally took pride in their Purple and Gold colors on Friday’s “Bulldog Spirit Day”.
On Thursday night, the Iris Roberts Auditorium was once again filled to capacity as the community helped students and faculty honor the Bell Bulldogs’ Football Team for the “Largest Student-Led Pep Rally in Gilchrist County”: Bulldog Growl, presented by the Bell High School Student Government Association. The BHS Student Government and Bruiser the Bulldog opened up Growl performing different dances of the decades. The Bell Purple Powerhouse Band rocked the house and got everybody dancing in their seats with their exciting musical numbers and awesome drum solos. The BHS Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheerleaders got the crowd’s spirits moving with their very well choreographed cheers and dance routines. This years’ skits were spot on and featured some hilarious moments by BHS 9-12 grade classes and clubs representing the different decades. The Freshman class would win 2nd place performing a terrific rendition of “Grease” and the Senior class would take first place honors for their skit showing what Bell teachers would have looked like before they became teachers. Also featured were the Sophomores having a “Dating Game” challenge, the Health Academy dancing it up on “American Bandstand”, the Juniors going all 1980’s with their “Footloose” skit, and the Volleyball teams having a dance off and making good, clean fun of the football players. Even the Student Government got big laughs with their between the skits opening numbers to some classic television shows! Of course, the highlight of the evening was the introduction of the 2018 Homecoming Court and the crowning of the Bell Middle School Prince and Princess, Johnny Scott and Faith Leffler.
The 2018 Homecoming Parade was a nostalgic journey through time, featuring floats from different classes and school clubs, the Homecoming Court in their fancy cars and trucks, and many different community organizations. The judges would have a difficult time choosing between the Health Academy’s “American Bandstand” float, 9th grade’s “Grease” float, the 10th grade’s far out “Scooby -Doo Seventies” float, the Junior’s “Movies From the 1980s” float, and the Seniors’ “Saved by the Bell” float. The judges results showed that the 10th grade would get 3rd place honors, the Senior class would finish in second, and the BHS 9th grade class would win the 2018 Float Contest.
The 2018 Bell High School Homecoming Court was presented at Half-Time of the Bell/P.K. Younge football game. Every attendant from 6th to 11th grade and all of the Senior King and Queen contestants looked absolutely radiant on the field as the standing room only crowd gathered to witness the pageantry. Everyone loudly cheered as last year’s King and Queen, Jackson Gray and Ilham Mkuu crowned 2018’s new King and Queen, Tyler Trantham and Vanessa Merle. Although the Mighty Bulldogs were unable to secure a victory, Homecoming ended on a high note with a very successful and fun Homecoming Dance which followed the game. The Bell High School Student Government would like to thank everyone who helped in the festivities and supported us during this fun-filled week. Special thanks to Mrs. Connie Sanchez and the Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections Office for helping us with voting this week and to Forever Flowers in Trenton for providing the beautiful flower arrangements for our Homecoming Court. In the end, our “Journey Through Time” was one homecoming that Bell High School will never forget!
The 2018 Trenton High School Homecoming was held last week. Spirits were high as the Trenton Tigers beat the Bronson Eagles 37-6. The traditional Homecoming King and Queen were crowned during the half time of the football game on Friday, September 28. The 2018 Homecoming King was Matthew Wilkinson and the Queen was Destiny Lee Scott.
Mathew Wilkinson is the son of Angie and Jamie Nash, and Matt and Kymber Wilkinson. Destiny Scott is the daughter of Angela Scott and John Scott.
The King contestants on the Court for the 2018 Homecoming were seniors, Matthew Wilkinson, Zachary Hardee, Wyatt Lovelace, Nathan Lovelace, and Cole Hafner. The Queen contestants were Bryn Thomas, Christianna Norfleet, Destiny Scott, Rylie Butler and Chesney Overstreet.
The middle school attendants were 6th Graders Clark Hausner and Alivia Fuquay, 7th Graders Huntley Owens and Kaydee Gentry, and 8th Graders Owen Yates and Jayonce Hampton.
The High School attendents were 9th Graders Coleman Carlisle andBrianna Becker, 10th Graders Chandler Sullivan and Sydney Schmidt, and 11th Graders Jacob Morgan and Alaina Brown.
Several former Trenton High School Homecoming queens were part of the Homecoming celebration on Friday evening. Among the former queens were 50th anniversary queen Mrs. Carolyn Fletcher Vickers, 45th anniversary queen was Mrs. Linda Lord McElroy, the 40th anniversary queen was Mrs. Sally Hays Smith, and the 35th anniversary queen was Mrs. Sheila Sarra Ivey. The 30th anniversary, queen was Heather McQueen Bradford, the 2004 queen was Mrs. Amber Havens, 10th anniversary queen was Ms. Jasmine Powell and five years ago, Miss Ashia Henry, was crowned the 2013 homecoming queen. Returning as last year’s queen was Miss Morgan Matheny.
The Homecoming parade was held on Thursday afternoon, September 25. The float winner for the high school was the 11th grade’s “Big Yellow Submarine” float and the middle school winning float was “The Rolling Stones” by the 8th grade. The Tiger Growl skit winners were the senior class and the Commercial winners were the teachers skit performing Hammer Time. The Hallway winners for the week were the 8th grade.