BC's Homecoming Dance
Students gathered on Friday, Oct. 14 to participate in the fun of BC's Homecoming dance.
November 2, 2011
Students met on the dance floor at Fincastle Country Club on Friday, Oct. 14, for the annual student Homecoming dance.
This year’s theme was Fantasy Masquerade, which meant students were encouraged to wear masquerade masks or a Halloween costume. Although most students opted for traditional formal wear, some students decided to wear unique outfits.
“I decided to wear a lizard costume to Homecoming because I knew it would be fun to wear my Halloween costume,” said Jaclyn Bissett, a sophomore from Berkley Springs, W. Va. “I made the costume myself out of papier-maché and painted it to look like a real lizard. I actually scared a lot of people even though I didn’t mean for my costume to be scary. I didn’t realize how many people are afraid of masks.”
Although wearing a lizard costume is not traditionally done at a BC dance, crowning the Homecoming King, Queen, and Princesses is.
The Homecoming Court was composed of students elected from each class. Freshman candidates were Lacey Atwood, Catherine Barbrow, Chelsea Brown, and Summer Eggers. Sophomores were Jahlisa Harvey, Amanda Heller, Danielle Preservati, and Kristen Slade. Junior candidates were Cheznee Daily, Angi Highlander, Ryan Talley, and Bethany Liddle. Senior Homecoming Queen candidates were Emily Sears, Celia Jones, Erin Darnell, Casey Palmer, and Yeda Duarte. Homecoming King candidates were Borgia M’Bala, Ethan Lewis, Tyler Eastep, Alvin Board, and Joey Andrews.
Ethan Lewis of Powhatan, Va., and Celia Jones of Brookneal, Va., were crowned BC’s 2011 King and Queen. The Princesses were Cheznee Daily of Mooresville, N.C.; Jahlisa Harvey of Pompano Beach, Fla.; and Lacey Atwood of Marion, Va.
Homecoming Queen, Celia Jones
“Getting to be Homecoming Queen was such an awesome gift for my last Homecoming as a student,” said Jones. “I was surprised and honored. I really appreciated it.”
Lewis felt the same way about winning King.
“I never thought I would ever be a Homecoming King,” said Lewis. “It felt awesome to know that everyone wanted to see me be King. I have a lot of great friends and was happy I got to share that with them. It's something I will never forget; thanks to everyone!”
All candidates were grateful for the opportunity to be part of the court.
“Being on court to me is such an honor, and it will be a major highlight of my college career when I look back or when I am telling my kids about my college experience,” said Talley, a junior from Mataoca, Va.
Other students enjoyed the dance due to the live DJ, pretty purple and silver decorations, and getting away from the BC campus for a few hours of fun. However, some students were offended by a couple of unedited songs the DJ slipped in.
Jeremy Hardy, director of student activities at BC, sent an email apology about the incident to students. Referring to the DJ, the email said, “It was made clear to him before the dance started that we are a Christian college and no foul language will be allowed. For some reason he did not listen to this statement.”
Hardy promised this will not happen again at future dances.
The next dance SUB sponsors is Spring Formal, and it will be held in March.