Homecoming for Humanity: Spirit/Sports Friday

Homecoming for Humanity: Spirit/Sports Friday

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Homecoming themes conclude, lead into football game, float competition

Kaylie Clem | The Feather Online

Sophomores Megan LeBlanc and Annabelle Messer sport their spirit wear they wore to support the Friday’s homecoming theme.

After a week of activities, events and competitions, Homecoming for Humanity concludes Friday, Oct. 6. The 33rd FC homecoming seeks to raise money for various non-profit organizations made to class floats which all represent a select non-profit. The final day of homecoming began with the homecoming theme on Spirit/sports Day. Student leadership encouraged the campus body to wear their spirit attire. 

Bonfire night rally, Oct. 5 

Thursday night at sophomore Hunter Nale’s family barn, student leadership hosted a bonfire rally that aimed to unite and promote the homecoming football game. Students enjoyed conversation, prayer and board games. Football head coach, Russ Counts and senior team captains, Tyler Villines, Roman Endicott and Brandon Krueger spoke to students and players.

Freshman tennis player, Samantha Portale came to FC her eighth-grade year. She enjoys making memories with her classmates at events like the bonfire night rally.

“I really liked the rally last night,” Portale said. “It was really fun to come together as one and hang out as our Fresno Christian family. I think we should do more rallies as they are lots of fun. But I think they should be longer. I’m looking forward to seeing my friends dressed up and be on our float.”

Homecoming king nominee Stephen Walters, ’18, was one of the leaders for senior float building. At the bonfire, Walters appreciated the opportunity to talk with friends  

“I liked the bonfire night rally,” Walters said, “I think any chance to connect with friends and hang out is an opportunity; so yes FCS should do more (rallies). I am most looking forward to the floats and seeing who becomes the homecoming king and queen.”

Queen candidate Maicy Luginbill, ’18, is a part of the soccer team and also is a member of the yearbook staff. This is her first time being on the homecoming court and she is excited for tonight.

“I loved the rally,” Luginbill said. “It was so cool to bond and see everyone getting along. I would like to have more rallies off-campus because it is so chill and just fun to be around everyone. I am looking forward to being around all of my family homecoming night.”

Spirit Day

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Macy Luginbill, ’18, shows off her letterman she wore to earn points for the senior class.

Spirit/sports Friday concluded the themed days for homecoming week. Students came to school dressed in their favorite sports uniforms or spirit wear to earn points for their class.  

Senior McKensy Neil explains what is special about her outfit for spirit day.

“My outfit is my dad’s jersey from when he went to Fresno Christian,” Neil said. “I also have my letterman and my volleyball necklace that I won All-Tournament for this year. My favorite part of dress-up days is seeing everybody else dress up and seeing how they interpret the day. My favorite day was Disney day because I got to put all my Disney merchandise to good use. I am planning to be on our (senior) float.”

Fiesta Friday lunch 

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Timothy Chavez, ’21, purchases food from Mexican catering service, Tacos Marquitos.

At lunch Mexican catering service, Tacos Marquitos offered students authentic Mexican food for students to purchase including, tacos, burritos and the restaurant’s popular enchiladas michoacanas.

Jesus Ibarra is the manager of Tacos Marquitos, and helped organize the taquiza. This was the first time they catered at Fresno Christian, and Ibarra was very happy and grateful for the opportunity to serve students.

“What we do is we make the food inside out restaurant, and we prepare the meat we cut the veggies so it’s easier and faster,” Ibarra said. “Our family is from the southwest of Mexico in a state called Michoacan, and there’s a lot of Latinos in this area from that same state so we are quite popular with a few dishes that our customers tell us you will not them any place else in the Valley. We have enchiladas michoacanas, pambazos which is a very special torta, and corundas, a type of tamale.”

Spanish teacher, Rachel Rodriguez expresses her excitement as the catering service offers the student body authentic Mexican culture and cuisine during homecoming Friday.

“I’m excited to experience the diversity of our community,” Rodriguez said. “It’s spirit day and we get to include the Mexican culture in this which I think is awesome, especially in our community where the population of Latinos is pretty high. They get to have a taste of what our interests are. I am super excited and surprised that the school would have this on the last day of homecoming.”

FC hosts Riverdale Christian, tonight, Oct. 6

The 33rd annual FC homecoming begins with the court announcement at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 6. However, gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the concession stand will begin serving by 6 p.m. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tickets for the football game versus Riverdale Christian are as follows: FCS students are free with student ID, students without ID or from another school are $3. Adult tickets are $5 while seniors are $3. Kids 5 and under are free.

Despite only attending campus for just a few months, Alyssa Reese, ’21, is excited to be an FC student and plays on the campus tennis team. 

“I am thrilled to see the homecoming court and to see whose float wins,” Reese said. “I will be hanging out by the float tonight because my grandma’s dog is a westie and that is the kind of dog Miss Winkles was. I will be with her for the duration of the game. My favorite part of FC homecoming so far has been bonding with my classmates. It is very interesting to see people dressing up and the level in which they do so.”

The slideshow below shows pictures from bonfire rally, Spirit/Sports Friday and lunch activities.



For more on days leading up to Spirit/Sports Friday and homecoming night, visit the links below:

Recap day 4, Homecoming for Humanity: PJ Thursday.

Recap day 3, Homecoming for Humanity: Wish-Upon-a-Star Wednesday.

Recap day 2, Homecoming for Humanity: Topper Tuesday.

Recap day 1, Homecoming for Humanity: ‘Merica Monday.

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  1. Faith Monroy October 17, 2017 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Homecoming was a great turnout this year. I loved getting to raise money to help local shelter pets. Float building meetings were very fun and our dress up days as well. The only things I wasn’t too fond of was the confusion of what we were wearing and if we were going to have real dogs on the float.

  2. Hannah Garcia October 17, 2017 at 10:26 am - Reply

    I really enjoyed homecoming this year. I loved how there was a purpose behind the floats, It made building the floats more enjoyable knowing it was doing some good throughout the world and not just physically appealing to the people who were at homecoming. I personally think more schools should do homecoming for humanity because if you can enjoy doing something and then also give back at the same time.

  3. Connor Jens October 17, 2017 at 10:27 am - Reply

    As a new student I wasn’t involved in homecoming, but I did enjoy it. I liked walking and seeing the floats as well as hanging out with my friends. It was cool to be a part of a new experience and see all of the princesses. Next year I don’t think i’ll get more involved – i’m happy enough just being a part of the experience.

  4. Luke wu October 17, 2017 at 10:30 am - Reply

    I have never experienced something like homecoming before, we don’t have anything like it in China, we just study. I didn’t actually go homecoming night because I didn’t really hear about it. It was funny seeing people dressed up during the week and in hats. I didn’t really do anything this year, but next year I want to do more. It would be cool if we had something like this in china but that could never happen.

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