'Around the World' is RHSR00;homecoming theme; events all weekSep 10, 2017 By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer
Riverton High School students are traveling "Around the World" in their own community starting this week when they kick off their week-long homecoming events.
The Around the World theme, chosen by students, will encompass all activities.
On Monday, students can watch an adventure-themed movie on the front lawn of the high school beginning at 7:45 p.m. Students are asked to bring their own blankets, pillows and chairs.
On Tuesday, homecoming coronation isat 10:30 a.m. in Wolverine Gym. Leadership team and student council sponsor Samantha Howerton said students began to vote for royalty candidates when polls opened Thursday.
The chili feed is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the burning of the "R" follows at sunset at Wolverine Field.
Activities get competitive Wednesday when class teams gather to participate in the World War C - Choose Your Nation Capture Flag game. The game is similar to the familiar capture the flag game, Howerton said.
"Each class creates a team and competes against each other that night," she said.
Students meet at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday night for the game. The "spirit bus" will depart from the high school Thursday for cross country and volleyball student athletes as they make their way to Lander for their respective contests.
The community is invited to the homecoming parade at 2 p.m. Friday on Main Street in downtown Riverton. The parade travels east to west.
Howerton said several school clubs organized a donation float for the parade to give community members the opportunity to donate items for Hurricane Harvey victims during the parade. Students on the float will provide additional contact information to those making donations.
The clubs plan to gather the donations with items donated through the Riverton FFA at the James H. Moore Career Center. Anyone can donate items there until Sept. 29.
Royalty will be introduced Friday night during the half-time show of the RHS vs. Glenrock football game. Homecoming will wrap up Saturday with the homecoming dance from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The RHS volleyball team also competes at home Friday and Saturday.
Students at RHS and throughout the district may participate in the dress-up days. Monday is 'Merica Monday, when students should wear their "most American garb."
On Tropical Tuesday, students should dress like they're on vacation, which may include floral prints, sunglasses, and flip-flops.
Students can wear a fanny pack on World Traveler Wednesday and any other pieces of clothing or accessories that will help them look like tourists.
Students can get creative for Safari Thursday.
On Friday, students should wear their Wolverine colors.