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It’s Homecoming Week at Ruthven-Ayrshire

By Staff | Sep 28, 2010

Homecoming activities are now underway in the Ruthven-Ayrshire Community School District. Tonight, the 2010 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned. Queen candidates include (front row, from left) Shyanne Zaragoza, Sadie Forey, and Geena Blake. King candidates are (back row) Trevin Enderson, Ty Helmke, and Colton Bakken. Coronation begins at 7:30 p.m. in the R-A gymnasium. -– Lori Hall photo

RUTHVEN – Homecoming activities are now underway in the Ruthven-Ayrshire Community School District. The festivities began on Monday with dress-up days of “Western Day” for the elementary students, and “Cowboy and Indian Day” for high school students.

Today (Tuesday, Sept. 28) all students will take part in “Autograph Day.” A tradition of the Homecoming Celebration is the crowning of the new king and queen tonight. The 2010 Homecoming court includes King and Queen Candidates Sadie Forey (daughter of Dave and Carol Forey), Geena Blake (daughter of William Blake), and Shyanne Zaragoza (daughter of Ned and Molly Zaragoza), along with Trevin Enderson (son of Bruce and Tracy Enderson), Ty Helmke (son of Steve and Deb Helmke), and Colton Bakken (son of Sid and Rhonda Bakken).

Junior class attendants are Kendra Feldman and Dylan Smith, while the Sophomore class attendants are Jordan Buettner and Cory Jordan. Freshman class attendants are Hannah Groshens and Tye Reiman, and crown bearers are Sayde Weller and Max Miller.

The Homecoming Coronation program will take place tonight in the R-A gym, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. The faculty pep band will make an appearance at the event, along with an introduction of the Raider volleyball and football teams, cheerleaders, and comments from the coaches. Homecoming skits, a performance by the R-A Choir, and a football jersey auction and raffle will add to the fun. The coronation will wrap up the evening’s activities.

Homecoming spirits will be high for the remainder of the week, as well. On Wednesday, Sept. 29, elementary students will celebrate “Color Day,” while high schoolers will dress up for “Twin Day.” Thursday, Sept. 30, will be full of colorful fun with “Clash Day” for the elementary youngsters, and “Celebrity Day” for the high school students.

Friday, Oct. 1, will be “Spirit Day” at Ruthven-Ayrshire. All students will wear their Raider clothing of black, grey, and white to support the Raiders. The Homecoming Parade will begin at 2 p.m., ending up at the Ruthven Community Care Center, where a community Pep Rally will take place. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday night, the Ruthven-Ayrshire Booster Club will sponsor a tailgate supper at the football field, prior to the start of the Homecoming game.

Homecoming events come to a climax at 7 p.m. when Coach Larry Swingen and Assistant Coach Trenton Keefer lead the Raiders into the 2010 Homecoming game with Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne. The Homecoming Dance, from 9:30 p.m. to 12 midnight, wraps up the week.