Homecoming themes conclude, lead into football game, float competition
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/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
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.”
“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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