Homecoming Bonfire Recap

Madeline Marker, public relations editor

The Homecoming Bonfire is always a highlight of Homecoming week for many Edina High School Students.

There was a competitive game of Powderpuff Football before the festivities began. The championship game was between Tommy’s Angels (the Girls’ Varsity Soccer Team) and The Notorious B16. The game was close, but The Notorious B16 pulled out a win with a score of 7-0.

The air was buzzing with energy and the fire roared near the performance stage. Students enjoyed s’mores while listening to their classmates perform. Each performance was received with cheers and applause. This year there were seven performances. First, sophomore Josh Felton rapped, then seniors Dan James and Kjell Redpath sang a few heartwarming tunes. Seniors Cole Harris, Kjell Redpath, Erik Lindquist, Natalie Ringham, Gretchen Miller, Irene Brassil, and Allie Hogan reunited and performed Pompeii and and a mashup of the song Cool Kids and Riptide. Junior Anna Lehman and senior Lexie Michel followed and then senior Dylan Young led the band On the Air. The high energy continued as Marco Demello DJ’d to end the night.

“The Pompeii group harmonized really well and Cole Harris’s solo was outstanding,” said senior Shannon Tabor. Senior Claire Petersen appreciated the hype and summed up the bonfire in two words “on fire.” While most had a good time, senior Regina Fricton was knocked down flat on her face while she was in the mosh pit. Despite the injury, Fricton has nothing but positives to report. “Even though I got hurt, the bonfire was still super fun.”