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Winter Homecoming Events This Week At Escalon High
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Named as this year’s Homecoming King candidates for Escalon High School were, from left, Ryker Peters – who was photoshopped in to the picture since he was out of the area when the announcement was made – along with Owen Nash, Logan Anderson, Matthew Baptista and Jack Anderson. Photo Contributed

With the theme of “Alice in Wonderland – Down the Rabbit Hole” the Winter Homecoming 2023 is officially underway for Escalon High School.

Announcement of the Homecoming King candidates was done on Thursday, Jan. 5 and the crowning will be at halftime of the varsity basketball game on Friday night, Jan. 13.

Four of the five candidates were on hand for the announcement on Thursday on the EHS campus. Recognized were seniors Owen Nash, Logan Anderson, Matthew Baptista and Jack Anderson. Candidate Ryker Peters was out of town and not available on campus for the official candidate photo.

There are also dress up days going on throughout the week built around the theme.

Monday was observed as “Alice Under the Tree” day with onesies and stuffed animals encouraged. For Tuesday, students were encouraged to wear crowns for the “Fit for Wonderland” day. Mismatch and Crazy Hat Day is Wednesday, observing “Mad like the Mad Hatter” day and Thursday will be “Alice vs. The Queen” with students encouraged to wear county or country club attire.

On Friday, “Follow the Rabbit to Homecoming” will be observed with students wearing White Out spirit wear.

Homecoming Commissioners Janesa Aldasoro (Class of 2024) and Katelyn Kjellberg (Class of 2025) will emcee the special events, including the Homecoming Rally at the school on Thursday, Jan. 12 and then the introduction of the candidates and the reveal of the King selection during the varsity basketball game halftime ceremonies on Friday, Jan. 13.

Escalon will host the Livingston Wolves for the Homecoming game, with the freshman and junior varsity games preceding the 7 p.m. tip off for the varsity contest.

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Sophomores Makayla Sousa, left, and Daileigh Smith put the finishing touches on a banner for Homecoming Week at Escalon High School, with crowning of the Homecoming King scheduled for Friday night, Jan. 13. Marg Jackson/The Times