By Molly Seales
The week of September 14-18 is a busy one at Riverdale Academy as we prepare for the homecoming game against Rebul Academy on Friday. Before the game there will be an Alumni Reception in the cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. Following that will be Homecoming Court Presentation at 6:30 and the game’s kickoff will be at 7:30. At the start of the game the classes of 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010 will be honored.
This year’s Homecoming Court includes the following: Homecoming Queen- Pacey Lindsey, Football Sweetheart- Ronda Black, Senior Maid- Tinley Ogden, Junior Maid- Rylee Kate Woodard, Sophomore Maid- Emma Clemons, Freshman Maid- Madison Chamberlin, Crown Bearer- Hadley Brice, and Football Bearer- Jesse Jowers
There will be a show at halftime of the homecoming game that will be choreographed by the Riverdale Academy Cheerleaders. The show will include performances by the elementary and middle school students at Riverdale and a performance by the varsity cheerleaders.
Many fun things have been happening this week including dress up days. This year’s homecoming theme is Disney and the dress up days the rest of the week are as follows: Wednesday- Woody’s Round Up (Western Day); Thursday- Sleeping Beauties (Pajamas); Friday- Let’s Get Fired UP (Rebel Gear).
Another exciting thing that is going to be happening is the powderpuff game on Thursday. Powderpuff festivities will begin following the conclusion of the Lady Rebels 4:00 p.m. softball game vs. Central. Come out and watch as the Riverdale Academy Powderpuff court gets presented before the game. The girls and boys will then switch places with the girls playing football while the boys cheer them on and put on a performance at halftime.
The Powderpuff Court includes: Queen- Paul Messenger, Football Sweetheart- Witt Almond, Senior Maid- Parker Almond, Junior Maid- Tyler Hodgin, Sophomore Maid- James Wagoner, and Freshman Maid- Ryder Huddleston.
Finally, the Riverdale Academy Homecoming Dance will be Saturday September 19, in the cafeteria. This week, like every week, it’s a great day to be a Riverdale Rebel!