By Vicki Clark
Copper Basin News
Ray High School Homecoming festivities will kick off this Friday afternoon as the school prepares to celebrate 100 years. RHS was founded in 1914 and will be celebrating with many activities during the coming year beginning with the sale of T-Shirts commemorating the beginning of the Bearcat tradition.
Throw back T-Shirts offered by the Bearcat Booster Club will be on sale before, during and after the parade and also at the gate before the game.
A potluck tailgate party, sponsored by alumni, is planned for all alumni, friends, fans and families will take place at the old cafeteria ramada just after the parade. Everyone is invited. Just bring a dish, drinks and your chairs.
Everyone is also encouraged to wear the school’s colors on Friday to show support for the Bearcats..
All four classes have been busy this week preparing float entries for the Homecoming Parade. The parade will begin forming at Hubbard Park and Jamestown Rd. and will get underway at 4 p.m. following the route up Tilbury and across Alden Rd.
The Bearcats will entertain arch-rivals, the Hayden Lobos with kick-off at 7 p.m., a first in many years. Homecoming Royalty will be crowned during half-time and the winners of the float competition will be announced.
Homecoming Royalty this year includes Lucy Sainz and Julio Noriega, Queen and King; Elisia Romero and Mono Marinez, Junior Attendants; Ashley Ortiz and Rudy Guerena, Sophomore Attendants; and Rhianno Pacheco and Anthony Acuna, Freshmen Attendants.