Although the new school year just began a few weeks ago, Riverbank High School will be celebrating Fall Homecoming this week, Sept. 4 through Sept. 7, with a theme of “Road trip to SoCal.”
Fall Homecoming festivities include a Fashion Show, spirit days, lunch time activities, a Powder Puff game, a rally, parade, and the Homecoming game where the King and Queen will be crowned.
This past Friday, Aug. 31, the King and Queen candidates were announced during lunch in the quad after the students participated in a Fashion Show to give their fellow students an example of what to wear this week to show their school spirit. The five Queen candidates are Gisselle Caratachea, Tawnie Denys, Jenise Perryman, Yaritza Rivera and Nallely Murguia-Ortega. The King candidates announced were Seth Kendrick, Preston Davidson, Igor Ferreira Ventreschi, Carlos Gonzalez and Julian Lopez.
Homecoming Week kicked off on Tuesday, Sept. 4 due to the Labor Day holiday that was celebrated on Sept. 3, when school was not in session. The lunch time activity that was slated on Tuesday was a Dance Competition. On Wednesday, students could show their school spirit by wearing beach themed clothing, anime, or cartoon characters. The planned lunch time activity is a hula competition. Students following the Hollywood theme on Thursday may wear clothing with sports teams, video games or movies. The Powder Puff game featuring the girls suiting up for flag football is scheduled on Thursday evening at 7 p.m.
Things wrap up on Friday, Sept. 7 which is Bruin Spirit Day and the final day of Fall Homecoming Week. There will be a lunch time activity, rally, and a parade at 3:15 p.m. on Santa Fe Street.
The Homecoming game will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Angelo Novi Field and during halftime the 2018 Fall Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned.