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’22-23 Homecoming Day Four recap

FC students “pack” in for a day of royal battles and princess pageants

Homecoming week continues as excitement grows among students and staff for the hectic, yet thrilling week. Leadership students work hard to accomplish a fun experience for all students, rallying school spirit. Each class receives spirit points based on their participation, while the grade with the most points wins a pizza party. This year’s theme is ‘Dreaming through the Decades!’ 

Students arrived at school completely prepared, missing only one thing – their backpacks, Sept. 22. Throw it In Thursday had students carrying school supplies in anything except a backpack. Containers ranged from strollers to laundry baskets and shopping carts to the unique mailbox.

From left to right, Javin DeLaney, Aydin Wollman and Natalie Sullivan bring anything but a backpack for Throw It In Thursday.

At the end of the day, total points for homecoming participation so far were tallied up. Seniors and juniors lead with a tie of 250 points, while sophomores and freshmen both trail behind by 50 points. Show your Fresno Christian spirit for Fanatic Friday to finish earning points for your class!

Royal Battle

The Royal Battle is the traditional dance battle between senior king and queen candidates. This year, the royal court went “Dreaming through the Decades” as they danced to music of the 20th century. A special surprise came when teachers and staff led the audience in a dance of Village People’s “YMCA”.

The event began with dances from each king and queen couple, competing for first place as voted by the judges.

First place – Aubrey Graham and Aidan Munoz – “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5 (1960s)

Second place – Tori Tarlton & Tyler Smith – “Greased Lightning” from Grease (1970s)

Third place – Brandy Penberthy & Andrew Scully – “Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears (1990s)

Zoe Bull and Marshall Goldsborough, representing the 1950s, performed to the song “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley. Representing the 19080s, Trinity Cox and Joshua Chinn also performed, dancing to Kenny Loggins’ “Footloose”.

Each pair prepares a choreographed dance to perform for the student body during the chapel before homecoming.

In the second half, king and queen nominees performed to multiple songs from throughout the decades. The event finally ended with a group dance including all 10 seniors.

Tayla Tarlton, ’26, enjoyed the Royal Battle, appreciating the effort put into it all.

“I loved the Royal Battle,” Tarlton said. “Especially getting to see the competitiveness between all of the seniors and all that time and effort they put in to put on a show for us.”

Princess Pageant: Interviews and Scavenger Hunt

During lunch, highschool was introduced to the homecoming princesses they will be voting for tomorrow morning. Through a series of interviews, candidates shared fun details like their favorite food, their idols and their preferred desert island partners.

Next, the princesses competed in a scavenger hunt to earn class points. Contestants were given an item to find in the cafeteria, with the first to find it and bring it back being declared winner. The only rule – it had to be someone from the princesses’ respective classes.

The first round occurred between junior Sophia Adams, sophomore Julia Castiglione and freshman Jordyn DeGroot. DeGroot won for the freshman, bringing a piece of bread back to the judges.

Senior king and queen candidates participate in a group dance at the end of the Royal Battle.

A second round then took place between junior Kemya Hopkins, sophomore Chloe Johnson and freshman Tabitha Peters. The freshman won once again when Peters returned with a $20 bill.

A third round was played between junior Serenity Cortez, sophomore Zoe Blanchfield and freshman Natalya Mananian, with Blanchfield winning with a shoestring out of its shoe.

Two more rounds were played between all nine princess nominees. Round one was won by the freshmen after finding three people in their class with a birthday in Sept. Round two was then won by the juniors upon locating three classmates with a birthday on the fifth of the month.

Finally, the last round was played between the fastest princesses from each class – Cortez, Blanchfield and DeGroot. DeGroot emerged victorious after racing to find a hoodie and put it on before making her way to the judges.

New student Chloe McDonald, ’24, has enjoyed her first Fresno Christian homecoming.

“It was awesome!” McDonald said, “This whole week has been so much fun and I’m sad it’s ending.”

Check back with The Feather Monday for a recap of homecoming week and the Friday night game!

Read about previous days at ’22-23 Homecoming Day One recap, ’22-23 Homecoming Day Two recap and ’22-23 Homecoming Day Three recap.

Down below is images from Homecoming Day Four!

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