West High logo to debut in homecoming parade
by Glenn Moore
Oct 25, 2013 | 3024 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
West High School students have taken a virtual road trip through California to celebrate homecoming week, which ends Friday, Oct. 25, with a parade through downtown Tracy and a football game against the St. Mary’s High Rams.

A redesigned West High Wolf Pack logo will lead the parade starting at 2:30 p.m. at Central Avenue and Sixth Street. The parade route goes north on Central to Ninth Street, west to B Street, north a block to 10th Street and then east to conclude at 10th and East streets.

The theme for homecoming is “L.A. to the Bay,” and each class has claimed a California hotspot. The freshmen are getting the homecoming journey started at Disneyland in Anaheim, while the sophomores have taken to the waves at Santa Cruz. The juniors are basking in the bright lights of Hollywood, and the senior class represents the Bay Area.

A new perpetual trophy will be presented to the class with the winning homecoming float in the parade. Members of the public are invited to cast ballots before the varsity football game Friday night.

All four class floats will be on display outside the entrance to Steve Lopez Stadium before the game. Voting closes at kickoff time, 7:15 p.m., and the winning class will be announced at halftime.

West High will also hand out 1,000 T-shirts with the new Wolf Pack logo to fans entering the home-side entrance for the game between the Wolf Pack (1-6, 0-2 Tri-City Athletic League) and the Rams (5-2, 2-0 TCAL).

A homecoming dance will follow the game from 8 to 11 p.m. in the West High cafeteria.

The junior class claimed an 8-6 victory in the annual powder puff game on Tuesday, Oct. 22, between the junior and senior girls. A two-point conversion on the junior team’s touchdown sealed the win.

Students also participated in several spirit dress-up days leading up to a homecoming rally Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Steve Thornton Gymnasium, where seniors Steven Tran and Jessica Rasmussen were crowned homecoming king and queen.

Filling out the royal court were Nahum Diaz and Cassandra Juarez as junior prince and princess, Gregory Shackles and Amanda Griffiths as sophomore prince and princess, and Jacob Brown and Zoey Anderson as freshman prince and princess.

•Contact Glenn Moore at 830-4252 or gmoore@tracypress.com.
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