This week is Riverbank High School’s Winter Homecoming Week with a theme of “There is no Place like Homecoming.” Although the week started out with a holiday for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance on Monday, the rest of the week will be filled with lunch time activities, dress up days, and of course the crowning of the king and queen during halftime of the varsity basketball game against Escalon High School on Friday night, Jan. 25. Leadership Instructor Ray Perez has been working with the leadership class to make sure the high school festivities continue to bring memorable moments for the students.
Tuesday was “Welcome to the Land of Oz” where students dressed like a character from The Wizard of Oz or wore bright colors and enjoyed a Limbo game during lunch.
Today, is “The Storm is Coming” with students in mix and match clothing or they could wear gray and purple.
“Which Witch is Which” was the theme for Thursday with students to be dressed like a friend or a twin or in black and pink colors.
Finally, Friday is “Spirit Day” where the students will sport the school colors with freshmen in white, sophomores in gray, juniors in maroon, and seniors in black.
The Homecoming celebration during the week is to get students excited about their school and their basketball team. The Friday games are as follows: freshmen play at 4:30 p.m., JV play at 6 p.m. and Varsity tipoff is scheduled at 7:30 p.m.
This year’s Winter Homecoming royalty are nominated queen candidates, Michel Valenzuela, Tasha Woods, Alexa Gutierrez, Maddison Schroeder, and Jasmine Reyes Rocha and nominated king candidates are Brenden Hetzler, Daniel Sarabia, Christian Aguiniga, Izaiah Marquez and Robert Cunha. The king and queen will be announced during halftime of the varsity game on Friday, Jan. 25.