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Students Rally To Celebrate Homecoming
The teachers at RHS were good sports in the celebration of the winter homecoming and engaged in a live game of Hungry Hungry Hippos. VIRGINIA STILL/THE NEWS

The rain may have forced cancellation of the planned outdoor lunch time activities during Winter Homecoming Week 2017 but it did not stop the vigor of the leadership class to provide Riverbank High School students a memorable superhero-themed week. Students had the opportunity to participate in a spirit contest by dressing for the appropriate themed day throughout the week. A rally was held on Friday to get all the students hyped up about the winter homecoming. The RHS cheerleaders performed to a medley of songs and the activities involved the queen and king candidates as well as the teachers. The candidates participated in a scavenger hunt type of game where they went to each class and retrieved a specific item like a white shoe from the freshmen, a hair tie from the sophomores, headphones from the juniors and a watch from the seniors. The king candidates won that competition. The teachers showed their school spirit by participating in a game of human hungry hippos where they were wheeled on a sort of dolly onto the center of the court by their teammate to try to grab as many colored balls as possible. Athletic Director John Bartlett and his teammate Mike Carrigg were victorious in that challenge. The final activity was the tug-o-war between the varsity basketball team and the junior varsity team. The junior varsity took the win in a best two out three friendly competition. They went on to battle the freshmen, whom they defeated as well.