The Bears cheer squad placed first in a January 16 competition, and will participate in the Southern California regionals at Knott's Berry Farm next Saturday.

Sugarloaf, CA — This weekend, rescheduled from six weeks ago due to snow, is Big Bear High School’s Winterfest Dance at Northwoods Resort. The Winterfest Court, nominated by the Class of 2010, includes seniors Parker Bradley, Kevin Dietz, Jake Murie, Eddie Muro and Antonio Solis. The court was presented in a BBHS pep assembly this morning, and were escorted by their moms: Diane, Sandy, Kathy, Rosalinda and Victoria. Today’s assembly at Our House also included recognition of Bears winter sports squads–including boys and girls basketball, girls soccer and boys wrestling—as each of these teams made it to post-season CIF competition. Other highlights at the March 19 assembly included a preview of the Performing Arts Department’s “Once Upon a Mattress” (to be onstage at the PAC in April), short and often hilarious movie spoofs filmed and presented by each member of the Winterfest Court, and a dance-off hosted by “Mario Lopez” (aka Principal Michael Ghelber); the senior class won the competition that also included BBHS staffers doing their version of Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” The Class of 2010’s Winterfest King will be crowned at Saturday night’s dance. Monday, March 22, is a late start day for BBHS students.

This Saturday, a king will be crowned--though the Winterfest court had been nominated back in January (and the originally scheduled February 6 dance was held due to snow). The Class of 2010's Winterfest court is (from left) Eddie Muro with mom Rosalinda, Jake Murie with mom Kathy, Kevin Dietz with mom Sandy, Parker Bradley with mom Diane, and Antonio Solis with mom Victoria.