Bonfire draws a crowd


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Senior Haley Martin and junior Jacie Jones join in the singing of the school song during bonfire.

Warm, muggy weather wasn’t the ideal weather for the second annual homecoming bonfire, but it was better than rain, and students and community members came out to eat, play games, and watch the bonfire be lit.

The bonfire was built by juniors and seniors who were in good standing in their classes. They spent the day stacking pallets and wood to get ready.

“It was a lot of fun,” junior Karina Sotelo said. “At the end of the day, we were happy to see what we had accomplished.”

Although everyone tried to stay safe, senior Damon Magouirk fell through while on top of the pile and gashed his leg open.

“I freaked out for a second, because I had no idea what was going on,” Magouirk said. “Then I realized I couldn’t get my leg out. So I just sat there and waited for Mr. Goff to get me out.”

Many of the extracurricular groups had booths at the tailgating portion of the evening to sell food and spirit items.

“I think it was awesome to see most of the community out,” junior Abby Smith said. “I think everyone had a good time.”

For the seniors, especially, it was a chance to make memories.

“It was a pretty cool experience, and I enjoyed it a lot,” senior OT Garcia said. “Helping my friends build the bonfire will for sure be a memory I keep for a long time.