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LAYL sparks homecoming bonfire

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As fall approaches, so do the homecoming celebrations. These seven days, full of dances, parades and football games are also packed with spirit days and other activities.
Come join Los Alamos Youth Leadership, the fall coaches and athletes, cheerleaders, marching band members and Los Alamos High School students at a bonfire event at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Sullivan Field. This event will kick off homecoming week at Los Alamos High School.
Everyone is welcome to stop by, support the football team, roast s’mores. There will be music and ‘Topper spirit. The Los Alamos Fire Department and chief Troy Hughes will be standing by, to ensure everyone’s safety at the bonfire.
The ’Topper football team will be playing the Homecoming game against Albuquerque Academy 7 p.m. Oct. 4. Earlier that afternoon, the homecoming parade will be downtown at 2:30 p.m.
Here is a schedule of spirit days and sporting events for Homecoming week at the high school:
Monday: Crazy hat and hair day, 4:30 p.m.; JV Football vs. Hope Christian at Sullivan Field, 7:30 p.m. Bonfire.
Tuesday: Superhero day (no masks), 3 p.m.; Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Volcano Vista at Volcano Vista High, 4 p.m.; Girls JV Soccer vs. Volcano Vista at Sullivan Field, 4:45 p.m.; Boys JV soccer vs. Volcano Vista at Volcano Vista High, 6 p.m; Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Volcano Vista at Sullivan Field.
Wednesday: Twin day, 4 p.m. Girls C team Volleyball vs. Bernalillo High at Bernalillo High School, 5 p.m. Girls JV Volleyball vs. Bernalillo High at Bernalillo High School, 6 p.m. Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Bernalillo High at Bernalillo High School
Thursday: Class Day—Freshmen: Hawaiian, Sophomore: Country Day, Juniors: Cowboy/Cowgirl, Seniors: Hippies, 4 p.m. Boys JV Soccer vs. Sandia at Sullivan Field, 4 p.m. Girls C team Volleyball vs. Albuquerque Academy at Griffith Gym, 5 p.m. Girls JV Volleyball vs. Albuquerque Academy at Griffith Gym, 6 p.m. Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Albuquerque Academy at Griffith Gym, 6 p.m. Boys Varsity vs. Sandia at Sullivan Field, 6:30 p.m. Girls JV Soccer vs. La Cueva High at APS Soccer Complex, 6:30 p.m. Girls Varsity Soccer vs. La Cueva at APS Soccer Complex.
Friday: Green and Gold day, 7 p.m. Homecoming Football game (Varsity Boys Football vs. Albuquerque Academy at Sullivan Field), TBA Girls and Boys Varsity Cross Country Twilight Festival, Ariz.
Saturday: Homecoming Dance, Rio Grande HS Novice Congress Debate Tournament at Rio Grande High School, 11 a.m. Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Capital at Capital High School, 11 a.m. Girls C team Volleyball vs. Santa Fe at Santa Fe High School, noon Girls JV Volleyball vs. Santa Fe at Santa Fe High School, 1 p.m. Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. Santa Fe at Santa Fe High School, 1 p.m. Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Capital at Capital High School, TBA Boys and Girls C-Team Cross Country vs. Santa Fe Indian (Santa Fe Indian School), TBA Boys and Girls JV Cross Country vs. Santa Fe Indian School (Santa Fe Indian School)
The LAYL program for high school students eager to help out their community started in 2005, and is sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank (LANB), Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB), and the Family YMCA. The group of 30 students this year is split into three teams. Organizing this year’s bonfire is Teamtastic headed by adult mentors Michelangelo Lovato, Morrie Pongratz and Sue Wilson.