OSWEGO, NY – Homecoming will be very special this year at the Oswego High School.
Due to the combined efforts of the Oswego High School Junior Class, the Buc Boosters and Athletic Director Scott Sugar this yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s homecoming will be a week-long celebration that will kick off on Oct. 5 and winds down with the presentation of the court at the dance on Oct. 10.
Junior Class President Jeremy Gosek said, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe feel that homecoming is a special event and we wanted to add more excitement this year than in the past. On Sunday weÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ll kick it off with a parade, powder puff football game and bonfire and cap it off on Friday night after the football game.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
A major addition to this yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s event is ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œBuc FestÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â which will be held on Oct. 10 on the practice field just south of the track at Joe Wilber Field.
Gosek said, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe Buc Boosters have been great and weÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve been working with them for some time to create this family event. I hope that the entire community can enjoy this. There will be a kiss a pig, guitar hero, dunking booth, inflatableÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s for kids. Quite a bit of it will be free or there will be low cost food available.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
There will be a $2 admission for adults and $1 for students (this includes admission to the football game).
However, there will be free games, prizes and other activities to enjoy.
October 5 at 3:30 p.m. the parade will kick off at Breitbeck Park as school classes, organizations and sports teams are creating floats.
At 5 p.m. the annual powder puff football game will be held between the junior and senior class girls.
At halftime there will be a tug-of-war between the freshmen and sophomore girls.
The bonfire will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the base of the hill near Leighton School.
Junior Class Vice President Sarah Hill said, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m really excited about spirit week this year. There has been a lot of talk in the hall and people seem really excited. They love the themes and I think we are going to have a lot of participating. Hopefully, we will be successful in our goal to raise the school spirit at the Oswego High School.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
When school resumes on Monday every day there will be something special.
Monday will be Super Hero Day as students and staff will dress as their favorite super hero.
On Tuesday Generation Day will be held with the freshmen dressing in the 1950s style, the sophomores in ’60s garb, the juniors will cover the ’70s and the seniors the ’80s.
Wednesday will be Wacky Wednesday where it will be illegal for students to wear matching clothes.
Thursday students will dress as teachers and vice versa.
Friday will be Buc Blue Day with a Pep Rally at 1 p.m.
Highlighting the pep rally will be dressing a teacher as a ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œHomemade Sundae.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Students will cast their ballots throughout the week and at the rally a teacher will sit in a kiddy pool and 15 students will take turns putting toppings on them.
Following the rally will be the first Buc Fest from 4-6:30 p.m.
The Buc Booster organization has been heavily involved in the event and with the cooperation of the city of Oswego the city bandstand will allow for a live band, John ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œValcherÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Bletch and the Predators to play from 4 to 6:15 p.m.
Face painting, jousting, temporary tattoos, dunking booth, giant screen guitar hero, free inflatableÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s for the kids as well as collectable Oswego jerseys and apparel will be available and one Oswego High School teacher will have the honor of kissing a live pig.
There will be games with prizes and all sorts of food including hot dogs, cotton candy, pretzels, snow cones, pizza and fried dough.
The week will wind down with the football game against Newark at 7 p.m. followed by the dance where the court will be crowned.
At halftime of the football game, numerous retired coaches will be recognized for their dedication to the program as they will take to the field for a special presentation at halftime.
Gosek noted, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThis will also be senior night for the football team and there will be a Pop Warner exhibition to involve the younger children.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Gosek continued, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe really want this to be a big event. School spirit is increasing and this will be a great week. However, this isnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t just a school event we want the entire community to be part of this and come out and enjoy the events including Buc Fest and the football game.”