FHSU holds first homecoming bonfire since 2018

BY CASANDRA GIBSON

PHOTOS BY JESS KIRCHHOFF AND LAURYN BECKER

FHSU’s annual homecoming bonfire was held last Thursday at the Robbins Center. There were lots of amazing things going on at the bonfire. FHSU gave out free t-shirts to the first 350 students. There were also different food opportunities to choose from. 

There were s’mores, Fuzzy’s Tacos and the Sunflower Kitchen food truck. A great turnout showed up to cheer on the football team as they got ready to play UNK on Saturday.

Fort Hays staff played some fun music that kept the bonfire lively.

FHSU student, McKayla Baker, attended the event and said several nice things about Fort Hays. 

“I love the many opportunities that Fort Hays gives us to go out and meet new people,” she said. “It’s really cool that Fort Hays does a bonfire and it sets our school apart from others.”

She also said the bonfire reminded her of a little country bonfire. 

When asked how he feels about the different Fort Hays activities, FHSU football punter and Australia native Ethan Sossen said also enjoyed taking in the bonfire. 

“I love to come to the different events because you get to meet a whole bunch of new people,” Sossen said. “I love Fort Hays because it is a nice little community.”

He said was excited about the homecoming game. 

“I am excited to play, and I hope we get to bring home the win.” 

FHSU student Ali Diehl enjoyed the first-year experience of taking in the bonfire. 

“This was an amazing experience especially when it’s our first year and we get the opportunity to come,” Diehl said. “I am excited [for homecoming] and I really hope we can get that win.” 

FHSU student Mary Rueschhoff shared similar sentiments toward the bonfire and the upcoming homecoming game, saying FHSU has a lot of spirit. 

“I am so excited to watch the bonfire and I’m even more excited for the game,” she said. “Our school definitely has a lot of team spirit which is awesome because we’re supporting the football team. I was most excited for the opportunity to meet new people that I haven’t met yet.”


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