Hotchkiss High School is a flurry of activities this week as the Bulldogs celebrate Homecoming week. This year's theme is "Super Heroes."
Each day of the week students dress for a new theme. On Monday, the school went tropical for Hawaiian Days. Tuesday's theme was the Decades, where students dressed in attire reflecting their favorite decade.
Today's (Wednesday's) dress-up theme is the Tacky Tourist. Beginning at 9 a.m., freshmen and a group of dedicated volunteers and alumni will spruce up the "H" (see related story on page B1)
Thursday, Oct. 8, is designated Super Heroes day. Each class will reflect a different super hero: freshmen have the Thing, sophomores will bulk up for the Hulk, the junior class will fly with the Superman theme, and seniors will mask as Batman.
Thursday the girls take to the gridiron at 6 p.m. for powder puff football. During the games parents and students will have the grill going for the annual student/parent barbecue, and after the games, everyone will gather for the bonfire.
Friday is Red and White Day in honor of school colors. Classes will decorate their respective floats throughout the morning for the annual Homecoming parade, which begins at 1 p.m. at Bridge and First streets and ends at the K-8 School.
Kickoff for the Homecoming football game against Lake County (Leadville) is at 7 p.m. Homecoming royalty will be crowned at halftime. The Hotchkiss Dance Team will perform following the crowning.