The fencing club at Bonneville High School has received varied attention throughout the years that it has existed, such as the large influx of members two years prior. With the club being led by a three-student group called the Triumvirate, each year they have advertised their club in a similar way.
Adam Roth, a junior who has been a member of the fencing club since freshman year, shared some of his pre-season thoughts in an interview regarding the club. Roth had a variety of ideas about the fencing club’s advertisement strategies. Not only did Roth discuss how well-known he believes that the fencing club was, he continued with how it could become more known by other students, especially the incoming freshmen. “Get the publicity out… Propaganda, just get the word out.” Moreover, Roth mentioned the homecoming parade and how it could advertise the club to both current and future students of BHS. “A lot of the elementary school students, they are going to [say] ‘Wow, there is a fencing team, that looks so cool.’” The excitement of the elementary school students could lead to a vast group of new students joining the club when they become a high school student.
Not only are there plentiful ideas about the club’s popularity circulating, Roth furthermore discussed how he feels about the club. “There is a really good community, for the most part we all get along, and we are all chivalrous. The teacher is great; the instruction is great.” In addition, Roth and his fellow teammates are very excited for the upcoming tournament, which is coming up after Christmas break.
Although Bonneville fencers have not scheduled all forthcoming events, they are eager for the upcoming tournament, as well as a variety of possibilities for the future of the club. Roth mentions his excitement for the possibility of the fencing club having letters. “One thing I hope they are [going to] do this year is lettering… I have an athlete ‘B,’ but not a club ‘B.’” Numerous clubs have given out letters, and the fencers are excited to see if their club will get the same treatment.
In short, the members of the fencing club at BHS have formed their own opinions of the fencing club and how it advertises itself. From their flyers posted around the school to the Homecoming parade, the club’s membership will hopefully grow further in the future and give them the membership that they deserve.
Rose Le Boudec
Homecoming is a tradition that aims to welcome new students and create genuine school spirit for the upcoming year. All homecoming activities are centered around bringing the community together and celebrating school unity! Bonneville High School takes part in celebrating the homecoming of its students every year, making this event unforgettable in the eyes of the students. The Spirit Week dress code is always eagerly awaited. Most students participate in Spirit Week by wearing their craziest outfits. Even the teachers participate in this school event. This year's dress up days were Jersey Day, Pajama Day, Adam Sandler Day, Staff Swap Day, and Extreme Green and Gold.
On Wednesday, September 14, the junior girls played against the senior girls at the famous Powderpuff game. Powderpuff is a flag football where football players are committed to teaching girls the basics of their sport. The game was an intense match but the senior girls won. Friday, September 16 was the great Homecoming Assembly, as well as the appointment of the royalty of the ball. This year Isaac Horn and McKenzie Gooch are senior homecoming king and queen. Following the assembly, the annual parade made its way around most of the Bonneville Joint School District. Student Council and other various clubs, from the cheerleaders to Debate Club, rode through the streets on decorated floats starting at Summit Hills Elementary School and ending at Rocky Mountain Middle School.
In the evening, the annual football game took place at Thunder Stadium. Boys Varsity played against Idaho Falls High School. During the break, the public was treated to a performance by the Bonneville Ballroom Team, followed by the cheerleaders’ routine. Then the kings and queens of the Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior classes marched onto the field. When the game went into overtime, the opposing team caught an interception allowing them to take the victory (final score 20-21). To conclude this fabulous week, the school organized the Homecoming dance which took place on the evening of Saturday, September 17 in the commons of Bonneville High School.