San Benito Lifestyle

Winter Homecoming keeps tradition alive

A week of activities leads up to crowning of royalty

For one week each semester, students are encouraged to show school spirit by participating in homecoming activities. This year’s Winter Homecoming started with royalty nominations, leading to a week full of spirit days, a rally, and ending with a dance.   Homecoming Week, from Feb. 2-6 featured Monday as pajama day, Tuesday was flannel day, Wednesday was workout attire day, Thursday was ugly sweater day, and Friday was hat and class spirit day.

The Winter Homecoming theme was Candyland. The dance king and queen royalty were Ryan Rodriguez and Katie Logue. The senior princesses were Brianna Bengivego, Chace Miguel, Anjelica Collins, and Denise Ortiz.  The junior princess was Jackie Rodriguez. The sophomore princess was Johanna Gallo, who was escorted by Issac Regalado.

Royalty chairwoman Lauren Klauer says that “Homecoming is a week where students are allowed a week of fun.” Klauer called it “A great way to relieve stress from a busy school life.”

Klauer said there was a good turnout for the dance, and the rallies were very spirited.

Freshman Shantay Tamez said, “School can be extremely stressful, especially if you participate in a sport, and Homecoming Week takes your mind off of things.  It is also cool that the school acknowledges the winter athletes during the rally.”

The rally consisted of royalty introductions, winter sport athletes representing their team and dance performers.  The gifted cheer team performed and there was a drawing activity, and a chance for ASB candidates to campaign.

Sophomore Class office President Sara Power said, “The rallies are a great representation of school spirit.”  Power also mentioned how “entertaining and fun” they can be.  Power said rallies are a good way to get the school excited for an upcoming school event.

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