Homecoming week at Citrus Valley High School included a wide range of activities, starting with the “sounds of the century” spirit week, and float building for all of the classes. The float building was held from 3:00 to 8:00 all week, and welcomed all students to participate allowing for students to bring out their creativity and spread spirit all throughout the school in order to get prepped for the homecoming dance.
Friday October 16, Citrus Valley had their homecoming rally filled with entertainment and excitement. Classes of 2016-2019 all represented their classes by wearing their class colors. Freshmen wore blue, sophomores wore red, juniors wore white, and the seniors wore black. The teachers and staff also participated in the “color theme” representing pink at the rally. The rally immensely added to the overall excitement of the homecoming game and the dance.
Later on that same Friday, Citrus Valley held their annual “Fall festival” selling food from a variety of places such as: Chick-Fil-A, Jamba Juice, Maui Wowi, and many more. This allowed for all the different clubs to raise money, but also for the students to feast before the homecoming game later that night.
On October 17th, over 900 Citrus Valley students showed up at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney for Homecoming. As hundreds of onlookers gazed upon the well dressed students, they entered into the House of Blues, preparing for an unforgettable night.
The dance floor was quickly filled as 100 students from Redlands East Valley and Redlands High School were also in attendance. Students were able to dance, play casino games located upstairs, or sit outside and look over the beautifully lit Downtown Disney.
The view outside gave students a perfect view of the firework show. The dance floor came alive as the night went on and had students dancing the night away. Gina Rose, senior at Citrus Valley, “had fun dancing with everyone since the music was really good!”
Great memories were made thanks to all the hard word ASB puts in every day. Executive Vice President of ASB, Conlin Pyle, stated “My favorite part about homecoming was seeing all of our hard work turn into something people actually enjoy.” After working relentlessly during the anticipated homecoming week, prepping for the rally, and the homecoming football game, Pyle was excited to “relax and not be in charge of anything for a night.”
Overall, homecoming was a huge success that allowed students to make lots of new memories. The countdown for Prom is now in full effect!