Boyertown Area Senior High Celebrates 2023 Homecoming
by Lesley Misko
First held in 1910 at the University of Missouri, an event that welcomed graduates back to their alma mater became a popular tradition at colleges and later at high schools around the country. Ultimately called "Homecoming," the event, most often consisting of a football game and a dance, helps to unify current and past students with the shared proud history of their school.
According to the Facebook group Boyertown High School History, Student Council sponsored Homecoming activities were inaugurated at Boyertown Area Senior High (BASH) in 1966 and since then, part of the tradition has been the election of a "Homecoming Court" consisting of a "princess" for each grade level and a "queen" from the senior class.
During the 2004-05 school year, the Homecoming Court expanded to include election of "princes" for each grade level, with one of them voted as "king" and crowned at the dance the night of the festivities.
The 2023 Homecoming Court, pictured below, includes, left to right, Sabrina Falzone, Alicia Friz, Emily Walter, Kayla Jamarron, and Quinn Gilmore.
[Photo and identification from Boyertown Area School District's digital newsletter "Let's Talk Tuesdays."]
If it has been some time since you have been at a high school dance, enjoy this 2023 Homecoming dance video montage, compiled by current senior Drake Diehl and shared at Boyertown High School History on Facebook. (Just a reminder that you may have to watch a brief commercial or two first; it is just the way youtube.com works.)
Finally, if you are wondering if Homecoming has changed over the years, pictured below, 40 years ago, see the 1983 -84 Homecoming Court, featuring left to right Tammy Christman (junior princess), Maria Giallonardo (senior princess), Cindy Brensinger (queen), Becky Capps (sophomore princess), Monica Frey (senior princess)
[Photo and identification from Boyertown High School History on Facebook.]
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