BROOKINGS – Brookings High School will soon crown its Homecoming 2021 lord and lady. Coronation is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday at the BHS track facility, followed by the annual Burning of the B in the south parking lot at 8:15 p.m. The lord and lady candidates, from left, are Brock Longville, Sydney Grendler, Josh Park, Rachel Gannon, Jett Leddy, Allie Clark, Noah Stremmel, Jill Hemmer, Davis Engen and Ainsley Shelsta.
Homecoming week actually kicks off Sunday, with a Homecoming 5K Fun Run starting at the BHS south parking lot at 5 p.m. Registration starts at 4 p.m. Students will dress up for various spirit days all week long, and there’s home sporting events throughout the week.
The week culminates with a new event, the Homecoming Parade, starting at 3 p.m. Friday at the corner of Sixth Street and Fifth Avenue. From there it travels south on Fifth Avenue, west on Front Street and north on Main Avenue.
Then at 7 p.m. Friday, the football team takes on the Mitchell Kernels at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium, with the BHS Marching Band planning a halftime performance about 8 p.m.