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RHS Homecoming Rosales, Duarte Take Crowns
Chosen by a ballot of the student body, Jocelyn Rosales was named 2010 Fall Homecoming Queen of Riverbank High and crowned at the culmination of festivities on Friday, Sept. 24.

She led a field of eight other candidates including Josi Appling, Aimee Felix, Mariela Hernandez, Liz Albor, Nicole Garcia, Vanessa Ariza, Tanya Manzo and Aimee Lopez.

Wearing a long purple gown and escorted by her father Jorge, Jocelyn was crowned by last year's Queen Krystal Navarette.

In other Homecoming activities held before an overflow crowd in the football stadium, student body leaders announced the sophomore/juniors team defeated the freshmen/seniors team 24-18 in a Powder Puff football game the previous evening.

Angel Duarte was crowned Homecoming King of Riverbank High at halftime festivities of the Thursday powder puff game.

Duarte maintains a grade point average of 3.3 and plans after high school to go to college and become a social worker. At RHS he has been involved in football, wrestling and track. His favorite quote is "Don't let the fear of getting hit prevent you from playing the game."

Escorted by his mother Lourdes Duarte, he received his crown from last year's king Uriel Hernandez.

The freshman class was the winner of the float competition for Homecoming with a design based on Nickelodeon's "Rugrats" program. The sophomores were chosen the spirit winner as the class that earned the most points in dress days, lunchtime activities, Powder Puff and float building combined.

Grand marshal for the float parade was Michael DeYoung, who has been "part of the Bruin family" for more than 30 years, starting as a band instructor and later becoming a knowledgeable and inspiring economics teacher respected for his wit and enthusiasm.

Newly crowned queen Rosales has a 3.5 grade point average and participates in cross country, track and the Step by Step Club. Following high school, she plans to attend college to become a registered nurse. Her favorite quote is "Life isn't about how hard you can hit, but how much you can get hit and still keep moving forward."

Among the other candidates, Appling participates in Future Farmers of America, Trinity Club, the color guard, science club and drama club besides playing volleyball. For college, she would like to attend Alaska State University in Fairbanks and graduate in Native American Studies and Native American Languages.

Felix is involved in basketball, cross country and track. After high school she plans to attend a four-year college.

Hernandez has been in cross country, lip sync, academic decathlon, soccer and the Hispanic Youth League. She also plans on going to a four-year college to become a math teacher.

Albor is a member of the Hispanic Youth League and Future Homemakers of America. She plans on enrolling at Adrian's Beauty School to become a cosmetologist.

Garcia participates at RHS in swimming, volleyball, and track and enjoys playing her guitar. After high school, she wants to attend University of California at Santa Cruz and train as an architect.

Ariza is involved in the chess club, academic decathlon, science club, math academy and the Advancement Through Individual Determination (AVID) program besides doing tutoring. She plans some sort of medical career following high school graduation.

Manzo is a member of the academic decathlon team and interested in pursuing a career in psychology.

Lopez has participated in softball, volleyball, golf, the Interact Club and AVID at RHS. Following graduation, she plans to attend Hawaii Pacific, play college softball and major in ophthalmology.

Other candidates for Homecoming King, besides Duarte, were Jose Corralejo, Jimmy Velasquez, Servando Quintero, Rodrigo Silva and Carlos Harvey.

Corralejo said he intends after graduation from RHS to become an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Velasquez competes in track at RHS and after high school plans to attend Modesto Junior College then transfer to Stanislaus State College in Turlock.

Quintero is an officer of the Hispanic Youth League at RHS and a member of the chess club, math academy and academic decathlon. He wants to go to a four-year university and major in business administration.

Silva plans after high school to train as a radiologist. He has been involved in football, basketball and AVID at RHS.

Harvey has participated in AVID and leadership groups and played soccer, basketball and track. After graduation, he plans to attend Modesto Junior College to play soccer and then transfer for career training.