Burning Of The "Neverending S"
A SINTON HIGH SCHOOL TRADITION
For decades high schools and colleges around the United States celebrate something that happens once a year that brings a community together. And it's known as Homecoming from dances, parades and the crowning of a new queen every year. The biggest thing to spark up school spirit are BON-FIRES. On Thursday evening seniors collect wood and burn it along with the band and cheerleaders to help pump up the football players before the big game on friday night.
For years Sinton High School's bon-fires were held behind the campus next to the band's practice field in the spot where the new band hall now resides built in 2002. The Class Of '81 built a giant S and referred it to "Burning Of The S". So far in SHS history that's the only class to ever built it.
CLASS OF 81's VERSON OF "BURNING OF THE S" ON HOMECOMING '80
In 1992 after several years of debate by administrators the fire was finally stamped out. The bon-fire had become too much of a burden. Alcohol consumption and vandalism during the '91 bon-fire proved to be the last of the yearly event. Other reasons for the discontinuing the bon-fire were every year after the bon-fire the school has had to spend money removing materials that would not burn. Things that was repeatedly asking people not to bring those items such as tin, glass, pipes etc.
In 2000 Sinton High School came up a new way to keep the tradition alive. After 7 years SHS designed the new S in the shape of our logo. Which is now lit in front of Pirate Stadium. Since then it has kept the tradition alive and now it's known as "Burining Of The Neverending S" these days people still referred it to "Burning Of The S".
CLASS OF 2001'S NEWLY DESIGN FOR THE 2000'S
A FRESH NEW LOOK FOR 2005
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