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Boyd celebrates homecoming
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The Boyd Christian homecoming court saw its high school representatives dressed in blue and white. From left are sophomores, Brianne Brown and Mason Westlake; seniors, Lanya Byars, Lachlan McVey, Ella Simmons, homecoming king Hunter Bernhardt, queen Audrey Durham and Josie Merritt; juniors, Emma Miller and Dylan Vandeveer; freshmen, Brooklyn Turner and Jaxon Grissom. - photo by Taylor Moore

F.C. Boyd Christian School celebrated another homecoming week filled with competitions and costumes.

“It was a really good week,” said Boyd principal Donna Newby. “We had lots of fun with our dress-up days and all the different activities that we planned. The students enjoyed themselves, and that’s what it’s all about.” The students participated in many activities before ending with a basketball game against the Sewanee Mountain Lions.

Each day had a different dress-up theme including career day, pajama day, country western versus country club day, and throwback Thursday or favorite movie character day. Newby added, “Friday was spirit day where you show your Boyd colors and show school enthusiasm.” And the students delivered plenty of enthusiasm.

Lincoln Fults, for example, didn’t just dress in Boyd’s iconic orange and blue, but he decided to be the colors by painting his face and hair. Every class got to show even more school spirit with the door-decorating contest. Each door was decked out with scenes of the Broncos defeating the Mountain Lions in creative ways.

Though the fourth-grade class came close, placing second with its use of musical instrument props, Olivia Rubley’s second-grade class took the top prize with its use of fire with the Broncos “blazing” the Mountain Lions. Principal Newby said, “Their class gets to dress casual all next week. They don’t have to dress in our normal dress code, and they’re going to get an ice cream sundae party.” 

Boyd Christian ended the week of festivities with the recognition of its homecoming court and crowning Hunter Bernhardt and Audrey Durham as the 2023 homecoming king and queen. Homecoming coordinator Jennifer Moore added, “This is always my favorite week of the year.”