2020 Homecoming Was Electric
Submitted by Teresa Hendren in RCS Highlights on January 22, 2020
On Saturday, January 18th, students, faculty, parents, and alumni flooded the stands to cheer on their Eagles! JV Boys, Varsity Girls, and Varsity boys took on the Owls from The Athenian School in the 2020 Homecoming Basketball Games at the RCS Gymnasium.
Maybe it was the new, home gymnasium, maybe it was the competitiveness to win High School Spirit Week for their class, maybe it was encouraging their Eagles on the court, the combined energy of the RCHS student body made the building electric from the first game tip off at 3:30 pm until Middle School and High School Principal Ben Warner turned off the lights a little after 9:00 pm. Mr. Warner said, “It was the top Homecoming experience,” he’s had, so much so that, “students wouldn’t go home!”
The students showed great unity within each class and as a school. Their cheers, chants, and impromptu game of Leapfrog showed that they were truly proud of their classmates and to belong to RCS. “Led by the RCS Eagle, the RCS fans showed up as the ‘6th man’ on the court to motivate and energize the players,” said Superintendent Al Hearne, II. In addition, Dr. Hearne was proud of the student body for their choices for Homecoming Court.
In between the Varsity Girls and the Varsity Boys games, Freshman Princess, Pilar Portillo, Sophomore Princess, Madeline Francis, Junior Princess Netanya Buenrostro, Senior Princesses Hannah Stirling and Olivia Clausen, Senior Princes, Trey Gallarzan and Daniel Barquero, Senior Queen, Ashleigh Johnson, and Senior King, Xavier Cherry were escorted by their father or mother and honored as the 2020 Homecoming Court. “These students were excellent choices and excellent representatives of the RCS student body because they are active in the life of the school, active in their communities, love and engage others well, and are enthusiastic servants,” said Dr. Hearne.
There was also a great showing of RCS alumni at the games. The support and encouragement RCS has for its students does not end after graduation, and the ability to catch up with RCS alumni always makes an event all the more memorable.