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Homecoming Week In Full Swing
Hopefuls for the Escalon Homecoming Queen crown are, in front from left, Taylor Busch, Spencer Borba and Kendyl Cadell. In back, Kayla Swanson, left, and Haleigh Cordeiro. The new Queen will be crowned at halftime of Friday nights varsity football game at Engel Field. - photo by Marg Jackson/The Times

Escalon High School students are in the midst of a busy week, with dress up days, working on floats and preparing for Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 4.

There is also the Powder Puff competition tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 2, various sporting events scattered throughout the week, and the Friday afternoon parade leading up to the actual Homecoming festivities.

In the running this year for Escalon’s Homecoming Queen are Spencer Borba, Taylor Busch, Kendyl Cadell, Haleigh Cordeiro and Kayla Swanson. All five seniors will be featured in the Friday afternoon parade and be escorted to midfield during halftime festivities on Friday night during the varsity football game for the traditional crowning of the Queen.

The parade will begin about 2:30 p.m. Friday and follow the traditional Coley Avenue to First to Main Street route. Dr. John Bystrom of Escalon Chiropractic has been chosen as this year’s Grand Marshal.

Hughson will be the opponent for the Homecoming football game and the theme for the week focuses on superheroes, with each class decorating their float based on their assigned hero. The freshmen will decorate with the Power Rangers theme, sophomores will have Superman, juniors were assigned Spiderman and the seniors are working on a Batman theme.

Dress up days for the rest of this week include Caped Cougars today, Wednesday, with the preferred attire some Cougar wear with capes, and Thursday will be Super Heroes Day Off day, a lazy day, but not a traditional pajama day.

Friday will be the class colors and spirit day.

School officials said they are looking forward to a busy, successful Homecoming Week, with the goal to get a football victory and crown a new queen for the school year.