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Superheroes Power Their Way Into RHS Winter Homecoming
The King and Queen Winter Homecoming candidates were announced during the fashion show on Friday at Riverbank High School, shown here with the school mascots. King hopefuls include, back row from left: Anthony Sanchez, Michael Vigil, and Fabian Verdin. In the running for Queen are, in front from left, Sandra Ramirez, Christina Perez, Cheyenne Stewart, and Ally Rawe. Not pictured: King candidates Austin Searl and Derek Hernandez and Queen candidate Jasmin Higuera. VIRGINIA STILL/THE NEWS

After enjoying a few weeks off to celebrate the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the Riverbank High School leadership class got right back into the swing of things, presenting students with the Winter Homecoming 2017 theme of “Bruins Save the City: a Superhero Homecoming.” In honor of Winter Homecoming this week, students will participate in several events, spirit dress up days, and a Homecoming basketball game where the King and Queen will be crowned.

The fashion show during lunch on the RHS campus this past Friday kicked off the festivities, where students were given an example of what to wear to show their spirit throughout the week.

Tuesday was superhero cape day with students sporting their favorite super hero logo and capes. Today, Wednesday, to show their school spirit students were asked to dress as any villain for Bruins’ house of villain day. Students were asked to dress as a team of superheroes on Thursday to show school spirit for super squad day. Finally on Friday which is Batman black out day, students should be sporting black gear or Batman logos.

For participating in the dress up days, students will receive spirit day points. They will be judged by the number of students in each class that dressed for the appropriate theme. Students are not allowed to wear masks or yield any superhero weapons. All week long the second period teacher will be judging students on their outer apparel for the appropriate theme and dress code, issuing each student a point for their class. Points will be counted throughout the week and the winning class will be announced at the Homecoming rally on Friday, Jan. 20.

Along with spirit dress up days there will also be several lunch time activities like team superhero races, obstacle course races, and tug-o-war.

On Thursday, Jan. 19 RHS will host a dodgeball game at 5:30 p.m. in the Bruin Gym and on Friday they will have a rally and the Homecoming boys basketball games, where the King and Queen will be crowned.

The Homecoming candidates were announced during the fashion show on Friday, Jan. 13. The King candidates are Anthony Sanchez, Austin Searl, Derek Hernandez, Fabian Verdin, and Michael Vigil. The Queen candidates are Ally Rawe, Cheyenne Stewart, Christina Perez, Jasmin Higuera, and Sandra Ramirez.