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Winter Homecoming Under Way
The 2013 Winter Homecoming Week kicked off with a fashion show and candidate announcement of the royal court on Friday, Jan. 11, at Riverbank High School, in the quad area. Winter Homecoming festivities officially started on Monday, Jan. 14, and continue through Friday, Jan. 18. The theme for Homecoming is 'Bruins Slam-Dunk the Huskies' so the students have created the activities throughout the week to concur. They will wrap up the week with a home basketball game on Friday against Hughson, the Huskies, with the varsity tip off about 7:30 p.m.

Friday's fashion show began with freshmen, Ganina Retana and Pavel Loiza dressed in cowboy wear. The Chicago Bulls was the theme for Monday, so students were supposed to be in cowboy wear or all black clothing to start the week.

The sophomores continued the fashion show with their Boston Celtics theme, focusing on leprechauns for Tuesday. Sophomores Jamal Prince and Zak James demonstrated some green spirit attire.

The juniors modeled the theme for Wednesday, with today being the 'Miami Heat' day, focusing on exercise gear. Caroline Schauf and Eddie Guardado strutted down the runway in red and orange clothing to represent the spirit colors.

Seniors Antonio Perez and Joslin Ruiz were showing their spirit walking down the runway in the quad on Friday in an example of Thursday's 'Houston Rockets' theme of astronaut and aliens. Thursday's spirit colors are blue and white.

The final day of Homecoming Week will be on Friday and that will be the day to show Bruin pride. All students are asked to wear their Riverbank High School gear or maroon and silver spirit day colors.

Each class that participates in the different themed days and colors will earn Spirit Points for their participation in that day. The class with the largest number of participating students will win the highest point value for the day, with the goal being to win the Spirit Point competition for the week. Students are also reminded that school dress codes still apply, even with the themed days, and no official professional jerseys are to be worn.

Friday also featured the announcement of the royal court, candidates for Homecoming King and Queen. The candidates for Winter Homecoming King are Nestor Montoya, Christian Torres, Armando Rodriguez, Markus Benson and Kenny Veliz. The candidates for Queen are Amy McDonald, Raine Gallagher, Andrea Harvey, Mayra Benitez and Tori Sandoval.

The King is scheduled to be crowned on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the annual dodge ball game in the Bruin gym. The Queen will be crowned on Friday, Jan. 18 as part of the evening's basketball festivities.