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Homecoming Coronation Caps Busy Week At RHS
These two young ladies, Esperanza Garcia, left, and Xena Barnwell showed their festive Homecoming Week spirit by participating in a cotton ball challenge as part of a lunch time activity last week. VIRGINIA STILL/THE NEWS


A jam packed Ray Fauria Memorial Gymnasium on the RHS campus greeted the Bruin boys basketball teams as they took to the court to take on the Mustangs of Mountain House on Friday evening, Jan. 29.

It was an exciting conclusion to the week-plus of lunchtime and after school activities celebrating the occasion of Winter Homecoming for the Bruins and the community. The cheer squad performed at halftime of the JV game, and both Queen and King of Homecoming were crowned at halftime of the varsity game. Chosen as the Homecoming Queen was Darlene Albor while Eli Vernon – taking a break from his work on the court for basketball – was presented with the King’s crown.

Photos and a story about the basketball games from this week can be found in Sports, Page A16.

On Friday, Jan. 22, a fashion show was held at lunch time in the quad, kicking off the Homecoming Week celebration. It was intended to demonstrate to students what kind of costumes might fit the various dress-up day themes of the coming week.

Also, the noontime get together introduced the field of candidates from which students might vote for Homecoming Queen and King.

Each day had a theme for student dress and a lunch time activity, ranging from the Wizard of Oz to Black Out day, with others in between.

On Wednesday evening, a series of dodgeball contests were held in the Bruin Gym (story, photos on Page A17). Teams consisted of senior boys, teachers and ‘Everyone Else.’

With the varsity boys getting a win and the crowning of new royalty, the Homecoming Week ended on a high note.