Galt High School celebrated homecoming last week. Although the football team didn’t pull off a win, with the theme of “Nightmare Before Homecoming” students still had a ghoulishly fun celebration.
“We are beyond thrilled to have our first homecoming in this beautiful stadium thanks to the support of our community,” Galt High School Principal Kellie Beck said.” Sadly we did not bring home a win by our varsity football team but this homecoming overall was a huge win and one for the books.”
As tradition, student leadership planned a week of activities.
Kicking off the week of spirits, students wore pajamas on Monday, dressed up in crazy socks Tuesday, wore costumes Wednesday, paired up to dress as twins on Thursday and wore black for “Warrior Black Out” on Friday.
Other activities throughout the event included a capture the flag game, a costume contest, rally, a powder puff (game), mini-parade and movie night.
“Screen on the Green” Wednesday night found guests watching “Nightmare Before Christmas”. Thursday evening, the freshman and senior class girls competed against the sophomore and junior girls during the traditional powder puff game, with the sophomore/junior team taking the win.
Opting for smaller “floats”, clubs and classes created mini-floats for the annual parade at the Friday rally. Students pulled small-wheeled platforms decked out in the homecoming theme in front of their fellow classmates who were sitting in the bleachers in the new Warrior Stadium.
““We are very excited to begin new traditions to GHS by introducing our mini-floats constructed completely by our Intro to Ag Mechanics classes,” Beck said. “This way we can honor former traditions of class and club floats that our community and students love while not hurting the turf of our new field.”
Judges chose the senior class float as the class winner, and awarded top club float to the German Club. Fun competitions were also featured at the rally.
Royalty were introduced at the powder puff game Thursday evening and the senior members of the royalty were introduced during halftime of the varsity football game Friday night.
Although all candidates were worthy to wear the crown, FFA princess Betsy Robles and senior class prince Alexis Gonzalez were ultimately crowned queen and king at halftime.
“I was really surprised and honored when they called my name,” Robles said. “ It makes for a very wonderful senior year.”
“I will never forget this honor,” Gonzalez said.
Both king and queen were grateful for the recognition.
“I want to thank my parents, cheer family, all who voted, and especially the FFA who nominated me,” Robles said. “All your help and support this busy week meant so much.”
Gonzalez said, “I am so thankful and appreciate all my friends and fellow peers for nominating me and giving me this chance to represent royalty for our school. I also want to thank my family for all their support.”
Members of the 2019 Galt High School royalty are: Helene Reid and Prince Rafael Pamplona, freshman class; Kayliana Hernandez and Efrahim Moreno, sophomore class; Bianca Garcia and Felix Soto, junior class; Mia Miron and Prince Alexis Gonzalez, senior class; Jasmyn Romo and Gilberto Lopez, Art Club; Emely Vargas and Carlos Francisco Valdovinos, AVID Club; Mariana Venegas and Kristian Aceves, Aztec Club; Maddie Baker and Carter Ponce, band; Hope Hunt, cheer; Sarina Sarganis, color guard; Melody Maravilla and Karina Aguilar, CSF; Madelyn Miller and Logan Mayfield, Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Betsy Robles and Ethan Reece, FFA; Katlyn Trigo and Morgan Craig, German Club; Adam Crawford and Kenneth Garcia, G-Tech; Jessica McAllister, Letters and Honors Society; Abigail Jacobs and Cesar Marin, Link Crew; Cali Galvan and Gabe Perez, Thespians; and Silvia Rodriguez, Tutoring Club.