The Wolf Pack will join the happy bunch of animated characters next week during West High School’s Disney-themed homecoming.
Dress-up days during the “Happiest Homecoming on Earth,” — titled by student leaders — will encourage students to dress as pirates, Mickey Mouse and Indiana Jones.
Dress-up days aside, Danny Arriola, a senior football player, admitted he’s most excited about the girl’s powder puff game Monday night. He’ll trade in his football jersey for a cheerleading uniform to excite the crowd.
The midweek night rally will continue the homecoming festivities. Students from each class will present Disney-related skits, and the homecoming king and queen will be crowned.
Trisha Sanford, a member of the senior court and president of West High’s Associated Student Body, said this year’s rally will feature more class involvement than in previous years.
“We’re trying to make this the best event, because it’s one of the last things we’ll remember as seniors,” she said.
The classes will compete throughout the week to earn the title of most spirited in the school — and bragging rights — Sanford said.
Points can be accumulated through night rally skits, class floats, dress-up day participation and, for the first time, through donations for local nonprofit organizations.
“Along with having fun, we want to support the city of Tracy,” Sanford said.
The classes will show off their floats at the West High homecoming parade Friday afternoon, just before varsity football game kicks off at 7:15 p.m., when the Wolf Pack will face the McNair Eagles.
“I feel like we’ll come out and do a good job,” West High quarterback Chris Fuller said. “We wouldn’t have as much hype for the game if there wasn’t the support of the student body.”
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