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September 29th, 2009
Baptist Academy celebrates homecoming week

Members of the San Marcos Academy Homecoming Court. Front row, left to right: Kayla Chandler, Seojin Yim, Alyona Hansen, Maggie Boylan, Caitlyn Scott, Chloe Rocha. Back row, left to right: Mallaree Kent, Rubi-Anne Alexander, Magdalena Wendling, Tiara Hansen, Marissa Sosa and Alexis Moreno. Photo by Don Anders.


It’s homecoming week for the students at San Marcos Baptist Academy (SMBA) and they have a bushel full of activities to celebrate it. In addition to the football game on Friday is an alumni reunion on Saturday.

Throughout the week there will be “dress-up days,” when students will dress in the theme of the day. The variety of themes includes “college t-shirt day,” to”famous people day,” to “green and purple day.” Wednesday, student volunteers will decorate the hallways and be treated to a pancake supper for their efforts.

On Thursday, at 8 p.m., is a pep rally, followed by the annual senior-built bonfire. The homecoming King will be selected at the pep rally. He will assist in crowning the Homecoming Queen on Friday night.

The SMBA Bears will take on the Shiner St. Paul Cardinals at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. The Bears are 4-0, looking to keep that momentum going.

The pre-game events will include the recognition of alumni who were part of the academy’s Mounted Color Guard Program, which was formed in 1982. During half time, the homecoming court will be announced.

Senior nominees for Homecoming Queen are Maggie Boylan, Alyona Hansen and Chloe Rocha of San Marcos, Caitlyn Scott of New Braunfels, and Seojin Yim of Seoul, Korea.

Senior boys nominated for Homecoming King are Will Haskin, Michael Latham, Vishal Singh and Brady Wickersham.

Saturday will find the alumni gathered for their annual meeting at 10 a.m.. The LTC James D. Rogers Challenge Course will be dedicated at 11:15 a.m. The course is named for the late LTC Rogers, who held various positions at the academy for 26 years. Among his positions was Commandant of Cadets. The course is a high and low element ropes and ground games challenge.

Saturday, the middle school students at the academy will have a homecoming party from 3-6 p.m. The high school students will attend a dance at the Wimberley Community Center on Saturday from 8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m..

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