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Rally kicks off Ripon homecoming activities
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Homecoming at Ripon High will officially begin Friday with a kick-off rally in the North Gym.

From there, it’s a weeklong of events highlighted by the crowning of a homecoming queen during halftime of the Indians’ non-league game against Sonora at Stouffer Field on Friday, Sept. 18.

According to RHS activities director Jill Mortensen, the selection of candidates took place not too long ago.

Every day will feature a different country receiving recognition.

Monday (Sept. 14) is Freshman Day.  The ninth graders will decorate the front of the school to represent America, using the class color, blue. Skits and speeches will be conducted in the Multi-Use Room beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Sophomore Day is Tuesday (Sept. 15), with 10th-grade students decorating the front of the school in the class color of yellow while paying tribute to Africa.

 Junior Day is Wednesday (Sept. 16). Classmates will use the color green to decorate the front of the school while paying tribute to France.

Students can also vote on their king and queen on this day.

The king will be announced on Thursday, which is also Senior Day. The Class of 2016 is scheduled to decorate the front of the school in orange while honoring the Bahamas.

The annual Powder Puff football game will take place at Stouffer equipped with guy cheerleaders and the coronation of the king taking place at halftime. Kickoff is 6 p.m.

Friday is homecoming. Student Council takes its turn to decorate the front of the school for red and white day.

It’s a minimum day featuring the downtown parade at 2:30 p.m. and the varsity game at 7 o’clock.

For more information, call Ripon High at 209.599.4287 or log on to