PHS students celebrate homecoming
by Maddy Houk
Oct 04, 2012 | 1532 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Patterson High School students are in the midst of a week of playing sports games, dressing up at school and participating in a downtown parade for fall homecoming.

The Patterson High Tigers will meet the Livingston Wolves on the gridiron Friday, Oct. 5, at Patterson Community Stadium, the climax of homecoming activities with the theme “Livin’ in the USA.”

Students have celebrated with dress-up days, a pep rally and the traditional crowing of royalty — princes and princesses from the freshman, sophomore and junior classes and a senior king and queen.

In keeping with the theme of the week, the student body chose various states to focus on: freshmen, Nevada; sophomores, New York; juniors, Texas; and seniors, California.

On Monday, the homecoming king and princes were crowned during the girls volleyball game against Los Banos. The freshman prince is Michael Lawson, sophomore prince is DeOnte West, junior prince is Francisco Maldonado and senior king is Blake Mahan.

Highlights still to come include Friday’s homecoming parade, which begins at 12:15 p.m. at the high school and will circle through downtown Patterson from North Seventh Street to West Las Palmas Avenue, around the circle and back up West Las Palmas to the school.

The junior varsity football game against Livingston begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, followed by the varsity game at 7:30 p.m. The homecoming princesses and queen will be crowned during halftime at each game.

A homecoming dance will follow from 9 p.m. to midnight in the school gym. Entry costs $7 at the door.

Contact Maddy Houk at 892-6187, ext. 22, or 2012 fall homecoming royalty Freshman princess court

Kimberley Andrade

Danica Cook

Gina Torres

Freshman prince court

Nikolaus Priester

Antoine Bostic

Michael Lawson*

Sophomore princess court

Dora Cantu

America Nunez

Georgina Sandoval

Sophomore prince court

Devin Burnett

Damien Paulo

DeOnte West*

Junior princess court

Karissa Cruz

Lorena Jasso

Mele Tupouata

Junior prince court

Zach Jepson

Francisco Maldonado*

Brandon Williams

Senior queen court

Victoria Bellini

Haleigh Jack

Chanda Noynola

Senior king court

Blake Mahan*

John Minton

Gary Singh

* Homecoming king and princes were crowned Monday, Oct. 1, during the Patterson-Los Banos volleyball game.

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