Riverdale Meet the Rebels a Huge Success

By Molly Seales

The annual Riverdale Academy Meet the Rebels was held on Thursday, December 1 at the Riverdale gymnasium. This was a chance for family and fans to come out and see the Rebels play. The red team takes on the white team, with a running score from the first game to last. According to tradition, the winning team gets a feast, and the losing team gets Beanie Weenies. This year the score was back and forth, but in the end, the white team won by a narrow margin.

Not only does the event give the ball players a chance to showcase their talent, but it is also a major fundraiser for the Riverdale Rebel Club. Each class at Riverdale puts together a basket to raffle off at Meet the Rebels. Raffle tickets are sold, and you can put the tickets in the bag for the basket you want to try to win. Also, the advertising space in front of the score table is auctioned off. This year the space was purchased by Christus Coushatta, which is always a big supporter of Riverdale. It was an exciting time when we drew for the baskets between the varsity girls and boys’ games.

This year the lucky winners of the baskets were as follows:

Pre-K3 Louisiana Cajun Basket – Drew and Stephanie Lefler

Pre-K4 Kendra Scott Basket – Brooklyn Giddings

Kindergarten Black and Red Gift Card Wreath – Debbie Caskey

1st Grade Buff City Spa Basket – Sky McMullan

2nd Grade Farmhouse Kitchen Basket – Amanda Cason

3rd Grade Game Night Basket – Susie Swayze

4th Grade Hunting Basket – Ryder Shaver

5th Grade Self-Care Basket – Hanna Huddleston

6th Grade Fish Tank – Josh and Heather Nettles

7th Grade Me-Time Basket – Julie Jones

8th Grade Cajun Christmas Basket – Kim McCoy

9th Grade Rebel Fan Gear Bag – Elizabeth Carlisle

10th Grade 2Johns/Date Night Basket – Georgia Carlisle

11th Grade Relax and Unwind Basket – Hannah Vargas

12th Grade New Years’ Eve Basket – Keith Bates

Thank you to all who came out to Meet the Rebels and supported the Rebel Club as it works to provide our athletes with the things they need for their sports. Basketball season is off to a great start for the Lady Rebels and Rebels, as both teams are starting out the season 3-0. It’s going to be a fun year!

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