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Powder Puff, Royalty Crowning, Soccer celebrate Brandywine Homecoming

By Lisa Mitchell, The Kutztown Area Patriot

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Brandywine Heights High School hosted its Homecoming activities last week, starting with a Powder Puff football game and concluding with a soccer game on Saturday.
Last year’s Homecoming King Joey Coco and Queen Jenny Seabourne lead the Homecoming Parade during a soccer game. The Homecoming Court rode on the back of convertible sports cars.
Homecoming Court included Dillon Lancenese & Nicole Winegardner, Mckenzie Miller & Tanner Savidge, Brynn Weller & Eric Hauck, Amanda Hess & Tyler Reighn, Caden Kopp & Samantha Sweigart.
Caden Kopp and McKenzie Miller were crowned 2013 Homecoming King and Queen.
Brandywine Heights 10th and 11th Grade English teacher Erin DeLong, High School Yearbook Advisor and Varsity Head Cheerleading Coach, reported to The Patriot that Homecoming Week activities began with spirit week where students dressed up for each day of school.
“Comfy day Monday, college day Tuesday, white out Wednesday, favorite sports team Thursday, school color/spirit day Friday,” she wrote.
There was Powderpuff girls’ football game on Thursday night, Homecoming Pep Rally Friday in school during which the Homecoming Court was announced for first time.
What is unique for Brandywine’s Homecoming is the Pep Rally, said DeLong.
“For a few years, we haven’t had pep rallies and the student body really seemed to thrive off of the energy and I think it was a neat thing for the freshmen to interact with upperclassmen at the pep rally in the relay races we organized and also encouraged them to chime in the school spirited atmosphere and attend the week’s events,” said DeLong.
At the Homecoming Dance Friday night, the Court was introduced and students voted for King and Queen. The week’s activities concluded with Homecoming Soccer game on Saturday and King and Queen were crowned.
“Homecoming Week is a chance for the kids to demonstrate school spirit and get involved with new clubs, meet new people, show support for friends by voting on court members and it provides a nice break after the first tough couple weeks of school after summer break,” said DeLong.