Galt High School Warriors celebrated their 2021 homecoming season last week. Although they took a year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Warriors didn’t miss a step in this year’s celebration.

Homecoming festivities were in the spotlight with the theme of “Galt Homecoming 2021: A Netflix Original” taking center stage.

Students participated in various events throughout the week leading up to the homecoming game on Friday (see story page 8) and the highly anticipated dance on Saturday.

Possibly the beginning of a new tradition, Buff Ball was introduced to students. Senior boys challenged anyone and everyone else for a volleyball match. Many stepped up to the challenge; however, the “buff” seniors held their ground and beat out the competition.

Junior and sophomore girls faced off against the senior and freshmen girls for the annual powder puff game. Sporting pink T-shirts, the girls took to the field in Warrior Stadium under the lights. The two teams proved to be evenly matched as the game had to be called in overtime with a tied score.

Capitalizing on this year’s theme, students gathered for an evening movie for “Screen on the Green”.

During the day rally, students filled the stands at Warrior stadium where they watched this year’s parade of floats and were introduced to the royalty court.

Royalty court members were chosen by their respective club or class. Members of this year’s royalty court were: Color Guard, Brooke Barrett and Sophia Smith; Art Club, Gabriella Navarette and Josh Cullers; AVID Club, Cecilia Landa and John Habeck; Aztec Club, Yuliana Perez and Camila Hughes; Biomedical Club, Carolina Murillo and Jazmine Lara; Cheer, Kayliana Hernandez; CSF, Yameli Leyva and Vanessa Arredondo; FFA, Sarah Reece and Sebastian Baez; German Club, Valentina Ortega and Logan Bishop; G-Tech, Luis Alvarado and Zachary Johnson; Interact Club, Paris Alcaraz and Mikael Trotti; Lettermen Honors Society, Devin Stout and Aina Perez; Thespians, Jorge Medina; Freshmen Class, Emily Clark and Valerie Lopez; Sophomore Class, Emmanuel Manriquez and Arianna Ordaz; Junior Class, Cole Erman and Anastacia Hernandez; and Senior Class, Joe Torrez and Ella Pearman.

Three floats were given the nod of approval. The German Club’s float earned Most Creative; the AVID and Art clubs tied for second place, and best overall float was taken by the Galt High cheerleaders.

During halftime at the varsity football game, eligible princesses and princes stood center field and were introduced to the crowd. After the quick introduction, Joe Torrez and Ella Pearman were crowned king and queen.

Ella is a multi-sport athlete, playing varsity girls volleyball and softball, and is notorious for running late. She likes coaching her brother’s soccer team in her spare time, and while she’s still exploring where she wants to go to college, she’s really excited to study clinical and/or child psychology.

Joe loves being a part of Galt High’s leadership program and serving as the senior class president. In his free time, he likes planning senior activities, running his own floral business, and playing tennis. In his future, Joe plans to either attend the Paul Mitchell School for Cosmetology, or become a flight attendant so he can travel and explore.

Although the varsity Warrior football team was unable to pull off a win on the field, spirits were still high as students prepared for the Homecoming Dance the next night.