Liberty Ranch High School pulled off another exciting homecoming celebration last week, with events including a parade through the neighborhood, all kinds of football and the royalty coronation.
The parade on Oct. 14 showcased Liberty Ranch’s many clubs, with festively decorated cars and trucks. Class floats were decked out with references to movies like “Space Jam,” “Toy Story,” “Wall-E,” and “Star Wars.”
The full roster of homecoming royalty was introduced at the Power Puff football game on Oct. 12. Royalty court members were chosen by their respective club or class, and the student body then voted on the top 10 seniors and the homecoming king and queen.
Members of this year’s top 10 royalty court were as follows: Athletic Senate, Sofia Munoz and Cody Smith; AVID, Jose Torres; California Scholarship Federation, Carlie McCormick; cheer, Katie Faul; FFA, Jillian Van Steyn and Anthony Camarillo; The Flock, Nathan Nelson; Senior Class, Ariana Sandoval; and Sophisticated Tea Society, Kenderick Spencer.
The remaining members of the homecoming royalty were as follows: Federation of Christian Athletes, Abigelle Buchanan and Christian Wallace; band, Alexis Gold and Joshua Wolenick; cheer, Alexis Regadanz; International Thespian Society, Allison Smoot and Emilee Seiler; California Scholarship Federation, Anna Kessler; Afro-Latinos Unidos, Aracely Escalera and Javier Gonzalez; Senior Class, Herminio Vega; Freshman Class, Bailey Babcock and Derek Nelson; Sophisticated Tea Society, Brianna Blumberg; Link Crew, Brooklyn Katen and Emmanuel Torrez; Black Student Union, Chazity Mckinstry; The Flock, Chelsea Holton; Junior Class, Gianna Graham and Ethan Woods; Leadership, Isabella Schwitze and Kristen Jackson; Historical Club, Jasan Kaur and Sarah Vang; MESA, Jocelyn Vang and Christian Renteria; National Honor Society, Julea Mort and Vanessa Cuevas; Sophomore Class, Libby Portillo and Oscar Romero; Art Club, Nadya Muro Castro and Remmy Burgstrom; Environmental Club, Natlie Morales and Anthony Rios; Moot Court, Riley Hemenover and Joshua Sanchez; Creative Writing, Victoria Ordaz and Jubei Lee; Interact Club, Yanet Escalera and Ernesto Espinoza; AVID, Zitlaly Gutierrez.
The football games on Oct. 14 included many fun moments for attendees, including a game in which young children chased after the Liberty Ranch Hawk mascot; they eventually caught him and all won prizes.
The homecoming king and queen were revealed during halftime. As cheers rang out in the Liberty Ranch stadium, Cody Smith and Sofia Munoz, the Athletic Senate representatives, were announced as king and queen.
Smith said his hobbies include sports, camping, swimming, fishing and bowling. After high school, he is going to miss school sports and Spirit Day. He felt that Varsity Football Coach Warren Schroeder has influenced him the most.
“I am so grateful for everyone who voted for me. I thank them so much for what they’ve done. I’ve worked so hard to get here,” Smith said.
Munoz said she loves playing volleyball, swimming, going to the gym, going backpacking with her father and getting Dutch Bros. She will miss seeing all of her friends every day and living in a small town. She listed multiple influences, including teachers Maribel Barranco, Warren Schroeder, Emily Loustale and Morgan Doyle, as well as volleyball Head Coach Mark Snow and swimming Head Coach Kalah Westlynn.
“I want to thank my parents and all my friends and family, as well,” Munoz said. “I just couldn’t have done it without them."
For coverage of the homecoming football, see our story in the Sports section.