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Spirit Week Events Lead Up To RHS Homecoming Game
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Ten Riverbank High School students, five boys and five girls, make up the Homecoming Court for the football game and celebration scheduled for this Friday. The lucky pair will be crowned Queen and King at halftime of the game, rounding out Spirit Week on the campus. In the front row, from left, are queen candidates Kate Tigert, Yadira Torres Rodriquez, Anahi Lopez, Naima Ruiz, and Crystal Albor Heredia. King candidates in the back row include Jeremiah Cooper, Eric Verduzco, Travis Rhodehouse, Adrian Vigil and Erick Jimenez. The photo was taken on Monday, where the theme of the day was Barbie, where everyone was supposed to wear pink, or dress as Barbie herself. Some chose to do both. Ric McGinnis/The News

Monday this week, Sept. 18, saw a deluge of pink on the Riverbank High campus, as Barbie look-a-likes flooded the classrooms and hallways, officially kicking off Spirit Week. Activities and events throughout the week are in preparation for the Homecoming football game on Friday evening, Sept. 22.

The theme on Monday was to have students, and staff, dress as Barbie, or wear the day’s color, pink. Many did both. An on-campus activity that day was a treasure hunt, to search for one of the two Barbies hidden somewhere.

The lunchtime activity was to play musical chairs. After school was devoted to the beginning of work on class floats for the parade scheduled for Friday afternoon. And practice began for the Powder Puff game set for Thursday evening, Sept. 21.

Tuesday’s theme was Dynamic Duos, where students were asked to dress as famous couples, or wear green. The treasure hunt for the day was a search for one of two Legos hidden on campus. The lunchtime activity was Karaoke.

Wednesday’s theme is Career Day, where students were to dress as they would in their future career, or wear red. The treasure hunt was for one of two Hot Wheels on campus, and the lunchtime activity slated was Chalk Art.

For Thursday, the theme is Beach Day, and includes a rally, with everybody asked to wear beach attire, or wear red. The treasure hunt is to look for one of two mini-Care Bears, with the lunchtime activity set for a Balloon Toss. The Powder Puff game is set for 7 p.m. Thursday night in the football stadium.

Friday’s theme, Sept. 22, is Bruin Pride Class Colors, where the seniors wear black, juniors wear maroon, sophomores wear gray and the freshmen wear white. The treasure hunt will be looking for one of two Bruin logos hiding on campus, and the lunchtime activity will be music.

The Homecoming Parade will be staged on Santa Fe Street, starting at Third Street and going past Cardozo Middle School, starting at 2:10 p.m.

The JV football game starts at 5 p.m. in the Angelo Novi Stadium on campus, with the Homecoming varsity game starting at 7 p.m.

The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during halftime festivities on Friday night. Queen candidates vying for the crown are Kate Tigert, Yadira Torres Rodriguez, Anahi Lopez, Naima Ruiz, and Crystal Albor Heredia. King candidates are Jeremiah Cooper, Eric Verduzco, Travis Rhodehouse, Adrian Vigil and Erick Jimenez.