Portola High Schools’ ASB Leadership class is working hard to build Tiger Spirit in preparation for Homecoming 2022 weekly festivities. Complete with dress-up days, Soccer and Volleyball home games, parade, royalty, and of course the big football game! Ultimately wrapping it up with the Homecoming Dance hosted by the Portola High School ASB, featuring Reno’s hottest disc jockey, DJ Fierce, with the classic theme “Under the Sea”.
This year’s float theme is “Coming Home to Game Night”. Each class is challenged with building a float to best capture their favorite board game. The Senior Class of 2023 will do their best to pass go and collect $200 with Monopoly, and the Junior Class of 2024 will be mysterious with Guess Who. The Sophomore Class of 2025 will aim to satisfy your sweet tooth with Candyland, and the Freshman Class of 2026 will keep you guessing with Clue! Additionally, for the first time ever, the seventh and eighth graders will be building their own “mini-floats” for the parade to get them ready for the big time in High School! The eighth graders will design a theme around Shoots N’ Ladders and the seventh graders will get twisted with Twister.
All are welcome to view these fantastic floats during the parade on Friday, September 30, which is scheduled to begin around 11:30 a.m. The parade route will begin its journey through the Eastern Plumas Health Care (EPHC) Long Term Care Facility parking lot and will return to the original route at the intersection of South Gulling and First Avenue. Additionally, the floats will be presented once again directly after the Portola JV game against Los Molinos Friday night. Classes will be competing for a first-place cash prize of $500, a second-place $250 cash prize, and $150 – $100 for third and fourth place which will go towards their annual fundraising goal, courtesy of PHS ASB.
Additionally, the Portola Tigers will honor local philanthropists Matt and Elizabeth Cruse, owners of Gumbas Family Pizza, for their never-ending support of the PHS student body. PHS ASB wants the community to recognize the impact that Matt and Elizabeth have had on every athletic and academic club PHS offers. For them, we are forever grateful. Additionally, watch the glitz and the glam of our Homecoming Royalty Court as they grace the parade.
This year’s Jr. High Pages, who will be crowning the Princess and Queen, are seventh grader Emeline Ell and eighth grader Ariana Ekkelboom. Princess candidates are ninth graders Joslyn Batchelor and Camila Schweyer, tenth grade student Kyra Carlson, and eleventh grade student Lily Henson. 2022 Queen candidates are Portola High School seniors Kaley Crepps-Leal, Madison Hiatt, Margaret Klemesrud, and April Marshall. The community is invited to join in later on that evening in cheering on our Tigers as PHS JV faces Los Molinos at 5:30 p.m., enjoy a bonfire and a BBQ, and watch PHS royalty crowned, along with the final float parade and judging. The evening will continue with a chance to witness PHS Varsity take on Los Molinos in their Homecoming football game directly after the festivities. Let’s go TIGERS!