RCHS Celebrates Homecoming and Spirit Week
Submitted by Alyssa Kiefer in RCS Highlights on January 22, 2019
Redwood Christian High School is celebrating its 48th annual Spirit Week and Homecoming Celebration.
“This Homecoming is particularly exciting for many reasons,” high school principal Ben Warner explains. “It’s the unity, creativity, and collaboration of our student body focused around a love for one another and a love of the school that exists in a heightened and focused way over five fun and crazy days!”
A kickoff dinner cruise around the San Francisco Bay marked the beginning of the festivities on Friday, January 11th. Over 200 students, their guests, and RCS faculty attended the banquet onboard the Hornblower yacht. Next, during the school week, classes competed in various competitions to promote class unity and school spirit such as themed dress, hallway decorations, skits, and booth construction. The events concluded on Saturday, January 19th, with the Homecoming basketball games and the Homecoming Court Ceremony between the basketball games.
The basketball Homecoming games were held in the Bruce D. Johnson Gymnasium at the Redwood Christian Middle School and High School campus in San Lorenzo beginning at 3:30 PM with the Boys JV team taking on The Athenian School (Danville) Owls followed by the Girls Varsity at 5:00 AM and Boys Varsity at 7:30 PM.
The RCHS Homecoming court includes a freshman princess, sophomore princess, junior princess, two senior princesses, two senior princes, a senior queen, and a senior king. The members of the court, who embody their class characteristics and the RCHS core values as a school, are selected via anonymous vote by their classmates. Each court member was escorted by a parent or guest and honored between the varsity basketball games. Freshman princess, Bethany Dominguez; sophomore princess, Ivy Kang; and junior princess, Olivia Clausen were the underclassmen honored. Senior princes Evan King and Tyler Gonsalves with senior princesses Vanessa Harris and Madison Shasky were honored as part of the court. Finally, senior king, Isaiah Sanchez, and senior queen, Tarez Azraei were honored as well.