Brookfield High School celebrated its annual homecoming Oct. 5 with a parade down Main Street and football game.
Many alumni and Brookfield residents joined in to support the Bulldogs Friday.
Floats, marching bands, Brookfield school organizations and Brookfield alumni were featured in Friday’s annual Brookfield homecoming parade. This year’s theme was the Bulldogs are out of this world.
Jessica Delanad Brookfield High School class of 2000 says she always comes to the parade.
“I grew up in Brookfield, so I’ve been coming to homecoming practically my whole life,” Delanad said.
While Delanad attended BHS she enjoyed helping construct class floats her sophomore and junior years. Friday Delanad cheered on three of her children participating in the parade.
For Rachel Keller, homecoming is a family affair.
“We have nieces in cheerleading and middle school softball, several of us are past graduates as well,” Keller said.
Keller attended homecoming with her sister-in-law Tonia Montgomery Friday. Montgomery grew up outside on Linn County, but now works for the Brookfield School District.
“For me, homecoming means tradition, memories and family,” Montgomery said.
The class float winners were announced at half-time of Friday’s homecoming football game. The class of 2021 with their “Star Wars” themed float. The class’ quote on the float was, “may the win be with us.” The junior class came in second, followed by the freshmen class and the senior class.
The Brookfield homecoming king and queen were also announced during half-time. Seniors Jacob Wattenbarger and Jenna Menconi were selected as this year’s king and queen respectively. Wattenbarger is a four year member of marching band, four year member of scholar bowl, SkillsUSA member and has been in concert band since sixth grade. Menconi is a captain of the varsity volleyball team, member of SkillsUSA and is a member of Brookfield FBLA.
This year’s parade grand marshal says he enjoys giving back to Brookfield.
“I’m glad I get a chance to be involved with the school,” Kendal Geno said. “I really enjoy the community, it’s a great place to raise a family.”
Dr. Kendal Geno was selected to be this year’s grand marshal by the Brookfield student council president. Geno has been practicing medicine for the past eight years, with the last three at Pershing Memorial Hospital. Geno works out of the Applegate Medical Group practicing family medicine. Geno has been helping out the Bulldogs as the football team’s doctor.