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Homecoming Week: Its A Wrap
HC Queen
Riverbank High School senior Jassmine Vigil, named as the Homecoming Queen, is all smiles, escorted on Friday night by her father Espiritu Vigil as part of the Winter Homecoming celebration. Ric McGinnis/The News


Putting the final exclamation point on the festivities, Riverbank High School’s varsity boys basketball team defeated visiting Ripon Christian on Friday, Feb. 6 to successfully conclude 2015 Winter Homecoming Week.

See story, photos in Sports, Page A14 of this week’s issue for the basketball coverage.

The “Bruins 90’s Blast from the Past” themed Homecoming week was filled with various activities each day with lunch time entertainment, spirit dress days, a dodgeball game, King and Queen coronations, and more.

The Leadership class under direction of Adam Erro was very busy throughout the week to bring students captivating lunch time activities like an obstacle course, three legged race, water balloon baseball, balloon basketball, and a dance competition.

The seniors, juniors, and sophomores competed in a dodgeball game on Wednesday, Feb. 4 which included a couple games against a handful of fearless teachers and staff, including Jeff Jennings, Al Scoles, Alice Poulson, Kevin Hejnal, Adam Erro, and Brian Barnes. The juniors were the winning class, defeating the seniors, three games to one. The students also dominated a four game series against their adult opponents.

RHS students also voted for the 2015 Homecoming royalty which included John Obregon being crowned the King after a playful dodgeball game and Jassmine Vigil who was crowned the Queen during the halftime festivities of the varsity basketball game on Friday.

Obregon was escorted by varsity boys basketball coach Jeff Jennings on the day of his crowning. He has a 3.5 GPA and his favorite subjects are Economy, English, and Welding.

Vigil, active in clubs and sports at RHS in addition to competitive travel soccer, was escorted by her father Espiritu Vigil during halftime of the varsity basketball game.

Several students showed their Bruin pride and participated in the themed dress days of the “Little Rascals,” “The Parent Trap,” “The Sandlot,” “Space Jam,” and Bruin Pride day where students were asked to wear maroon and silver on Friday.

There was much to celebrate all week long and taking the Trans-Valley League win off the home court against Ripon Christian made for a satisfying ending to the jam-packed schedule.