September 25th…“WHAT WERE YOUR SCHOOL COLORS IN YOUR STUDENT DAYS IN MINNESOTA AND WASHINGTON STATE?”
POEM – “What Colors Did You Wear?” by N. Elliott Noorlun
Just what is it, About two colors, Those certain spectra of hue,
That makes each school feel special, That cements school spirit like glue?
So many colors are out there, But to our school, Two colors we’d choose,
And it seemed that when, Those colors would fly, There’s just no way we could lose.
Now back in my, Minnesota days, Our colors were blue and white,
That Bulldog team, Could make foes scream, As we’d enter athletic fight.
And when those days were finished, And family moved out West,
The colors chosen, By my new school, Were thought to be the best.
The Battle Ground “Tigers”, Were known for years, As the mascot of this school.
And if you wanted, To show you cared, You’d wear these colors “cool”!
From “Tiger” caps, To “Tiger” shoes, To “Tigers” painted on face,
If you were a “Tiger”, You’d show your pride, In just about any place.
So whether tenacious “Bulldogs”, Or roaring “Tiger” pride,
As youngsters we, Would wear with glee, Those colors we’d not hide.
And now, in later years we view, Those days we’ve laid aside,
But colors swell, In memory’s well, True team colors were our guide!