FILE: “We know our alumni have pride,” said organizer Mary Romero. “We just need them to register, come out to the Sun Bowl, and show everyone else what Bowie Bear Pride is all about.”
The Bowie High School alumni associations are looking for a few Proud Bears. Actually, they’re looking for about 3,800 of them.
A group of Bowie former students is organizing what they hope will be the largest class reunion ever certified by the Guinness World Records, and to do so they need to officially register more than 3,638 former students or employees of the South Side school.
The Guinness World Record attempt is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 11, at the Sun Bowl Stadium of the University of Texas at El Paso. The festivities will occur during the annual homecoming game between the Bowie Bears and their rivals the Jefferson/Silva Foxes; a game that H-P Radio will cover live.
“We know our alumni have pride,” said organizer Mary Romero. “We just need them to register, come out to the Sun Bowl, and show everyone else what Bowie Bear Pride is all about.”
To view a list of registration places, visit the Bowie Guinness World Record Attempt Facebook page.
People may register online at www.bowieguinnessrecord.org. The cost there also is $15 plus a processing fee. The fees will go toward paying the Guinness organization. Any outstanding balance will be donated back to Bowie.
All registered people will receive a T-shirt and a registration bib that will help Guinness officials certify the number of attendees on the day of the event.
To register as an alumnus or a former employee, people must produce the following documents:
- A Bowie High School diploma or a yearbook showing a picture of the person being registered.
- If your name has changed since high school, the legal document showing the name change.
- A copy of a current identification card.
Organizers said registrations are going well, and that already people from throughout the country and even Europe have reached out to them to ask about the reunion.
“We want every decade of graduates to be represented,” said organizer Linda Murray. “We have someone from the 1930s already signed up. If she can make it, so can everybody else.”
Bowie Interim Principal Frank Ordaz said the world record attempt will be one of the most exciting ways to celebrate a special milestone in the school’s history: the 90thgraduating class at the school.
“There’s a lot of history and a lot of community pride around this class,” Ordaz said. “I am confident that we will have more than enough people at the Sun Bowl to break the world record. That excitement will carry us over to graduation ceremonies in June.”
For more information, and to register online click this link.
To download the registration form, click here.