Portola Junior/Senior High School (PJSHS) held their 2022 homecoming parade on Friday, September 30 on a beautiful fall day with many in the community turning out to enjoy the show.
This year’s float theme was “Coming Home to Game Night”. Each class was challenged with building a float to best capture their favorite board game, with the Senior Class of 2023 doing their best to pass go and collect $200 with Monopoly, and the Junior Class of 2024 being mysterious with Guess Who. The Sophomore Class of 2025 captured the sweetness of Candyland, and the Freshman Class of 2026 kept the crowd guessing with Clue.
Additionally, for the first time ever, seventh and eighth graders built their own mini-floats for the parade to get them ready for the big time in high school. Eighth graders designed a theme around Shoots N’ Ladders and the seventh graders got it twisted with Twister. Additionally, the floats were presented once more directly after the Portola JV game against Los Molinos on Friday night, with the class of 2025 coming in as first place $500 winner, the Class of 2023 in second place with $250, the Class of 2024 in third place with $150, and the class of 2026 in fourth with $100.
The Portola Tigers honored 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, they are forever grateful.