Gustine High School celebrated their homecoming week all throughout last week culminating in their highly-anticipated homecoming football game against Mariposa High last Friday night.
This year’s theme was travel the world and each class chose a country to represent in the form of their homecoming float. Seniors represented the country of France, juniors represented the country of Australia, sophomores represented the country of Portugal, and freshmen represented Italy.
Throughout the week students had the option to dress up on designated dress up days, which all had different correlating themes that related to different aspects of traveling around the world. On Monday students had the option to dress up in western attire, consisting of cowboy boots and cowboy hats.
On Tuesday, students had the option to dress up as tourists. On Wednesday, students had dressed in souvenirs from their prior traveling exploits. On Thursday, students had dressed in their class theme of the country that they were representing throughout the parade. On Friday, students dressed in school spirit and wore red and white throughout the day.
The parade, which was scheduled for Thursday, had all aspects of the school represented, including alumni, local youth sports, and several types of clubs that students are involved in.
This year's grand marshal for the event was local artist and art gallery owner Katherine Crinklaw, who had been a part of the parade and also was acknowledged on Friday night’s homecoming game during the crowning of royalty — King Emerzon Tadeo and Queen Alejandra Castaneda.
Friday’s game saw hundreds of community members come out to celebrate homecoming, while the Reds battled against Mariposa to keep their homecoming event a winning effort. Attendants were welcomed by food trucks that sold pretzels and snow cones as well as the athletics department's snack bar.
Though a loss on the Reds record book, what remained constant was the community’s support, as they cheered and congratulated the team regardless, closing off homecoming week on a high note.