During tonight’s home game for the Steers at Memorial Stadium, former Big Spring High School Principal Kent Bowermon, who passed away in June of this year, will be recognized by Big Spring High School. Bowerman was the principal at Big Spring High School from 1987 through 2000.
The Bowermon family, which includes Kathy, wife of the late Kent Bowermon, Keely, and Kade, will walk onto the field prior to the beginning of the game with the Big Spring High School staff who worked under Mr. Bowermon, following behind the family.
According to current BSHS Principal Mike Ritchey, Kent Bowerman left his fingerprint on our community, school district, and Big Spring High School because he was the principal at BSHS for over thirteen years.
"I know he meant a lot to hundreds and thousands of students and staff," says Ritchey, "We've invited the staff to walk behind the Bowermon family...just letting them know that we followed Mr. Bowermon then and we still follow the Bowermon family today."
On Saturday at 10 AM there will be a small ceremony at the Big Spring High School Main Office to dedicate a bench in Mr. Bowermon’s memory to honor his life and his service. The bench was purchased by the class of 1993, which is his daughter’s graduating class, and will be placed in the main office of the high school.