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Del Oro High gets heroic on homecoming

By: Kim Palaferri Loomis News Correspondent
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Del Oro High School celebrated Homecoming with super hero-like powers. The 2011 theme, Fly Like A Super Hero, brought lots of thrills to the campus last week with dress up days, impressive floats, a pep rally, parade, football game and a dance on Saturday. There was plenty of Homecoming action when each class chose it’s own Marvel comics theme. The seniors acted heroically with Batman, and built a Gotham City float, while the juniors tried to save the world with their Superman theme. The sophomores had it under control with Spiderman and the flashy freshman were pretty mighty with their super hero, Captain America. During the Homecoming rally, not only were the King and Queen announced, but Vince Rodriguez, facilities operations supervisor, was intorduced as the 2011 Homecoming parade grand marshall.The announce- ment was greeted with enthusiastic applause and Rodriguez was moved to tears. “Vince really takes care of our students, our campus and our field, and he is a great guy,” said head football coach Casey Taylor. The 2011 royal court was introduced at the rally along with the crowning of the homecoming king and queen. Members of the royal court are freshman prince and princess Spencer Bergthold and Christina Jones; sophomore prince and princess Danny Muscarella and Elena Hansen; junior prince and princess Logan Bridge and Rachel Mannon; senior royalty Scottie Westlake, Sean Tadlock, Miranda Bailey and Shelby Wilson; and king Kyle Goodale and queen Jordan Courage. Following the rally, Loomis got ready for one of it’s very own traditions – the Del Oro Homecoming parade. Students from surrounding schools, like Franklin Elementary, H. Clark Powers and Loomis Grammar participated in the parade. Marching were the Del Oro Jr. Golden Eagle football and cheer teams, the Del Oro marching band, Del Oro Volleyball and Tennis teams, and the Del Oro Color Guard. Kids lined the street, waiting for the parade to pass by, so they could catch some of the candy that was tossed out by the participants. On Friday evening, the Del Oro varsity football team beat Roseville 45-20.