Deer Valley High crowned Sage Silva as its queen and Marlin Santos as its king during the Antioch school's homecoming festivities, which included rally skits, a parade and a halftime show.
Filling out the royal court were: Sophia Byars, Jebri Jenkins, Amanda King, Andrew La, Marcus Lee, Junelle Marquez, Cody McDonald and Tyler Vistalli.
The Wolverines beat San Leandro 26 to 14. The evening was capped off with fireworks, a first for the school's homecoming festivities.
HERITAGE HOMECOMING: Heritage High gave its students the royal treatment during homecoming last week when the Brentwood school named its homecoming royalty. Seniors Evan Hamblin and Ali Ramirez and were named king and queen. Winners in the other classes
were Melanie Anderson, Ezra Magalei, Alex Brown, Zachary Strauss, Kirsten
Jones, Roger Kruse. The court included: Hillary Gallagher, Peyton Hamblin, Wu Nelson, Dominic Espino, Dana Jubilo, Lauren Gregerson, Aaron Cornejo, Sam Hinn, Allie Strauss, Jamila Alani,
Jacob Smith, Dominic Belus, Cassie White, Megan Ohara, Taylor Johnson, Amanda
Fredrickson, Jason Phipps, Josh Calmerin, Victor Shaw and Foster Gutridge.
MIXED BAG OF TREATS: Some Antioch shining stars are set to perform at "Through Adversity to the Stars" event.
Students of Deer Valley's Academy of Performing Arts hit the stage at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 and 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at the school, 4700 Lone Tree Way in Antioch.
Dance, choir, band and theater are working together for these shows. Each piece was chosen "specifically for this production by the faculty," the press release stated.
The show is solely being produced and performed by Academy students.
General admission is $7; students and senior citizens $5, and students with their teal card pay $3. For more info, call 925-756-6792.
CHOICES, CHOICES: The Antioch district is pulling out the stops to host its third annual college fair from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 9 at Deer Valley High, 4700 Lone Tree Way.
DV principal Kenneth Gardner will be on hand at this event, which will feature about 70 guest colleges from the UC and CSU systems. Also on board will be private colleges, trade, technical and vocational schools, and the military. Students should bring copies of their current high school transcript. Parents and other community members are welcome.
The event is so large, it's being held in both of gyms at the school.
Pamela Price, career center tech, said: "We hope to continue to build and encourage ... and empower our students to seek out higher education opportunities."
She said the past events have bought hundreds of attendees, and that the district is looking forward to "greater numbers of attendees this year." For more info, call 925-756-6792.
HOOP, THERE IT IS: A basketball camp for girls, grades third-eighth, will be held from Oct. 1-5 at Oakley's Freedom High.
The weeklong camp will include individual instruction, shooting and dribbling competitions, passing, scrimmages and more. Camp size is limited to 75 participants. Cost is $70; or $65 before Sept. 28. For more info, call coach/camp director Albert Nunez at 925.852.7161 or email email@example.com.
PITTSBURG BAND KUDOS: Once again, Pittsburg High's show band strutted its stuff all the way to the winner's circle.
The group recently marched away with several awards from the annual Walnut Festival Parade. Held in Walnut Creek, the popular show band earned the top prize — the King Walnut award. The popular band has won the coveted prize more than 20 times. Also, earning a first-place were Pitt High's yell leaders and the band's auxiliary earned a second place. The parade is an invitation-only event.
The show, well-known for its festive and impressive moves on the field, was featured in the 2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.
The first Walnut Fest was held 1911, and except for a suspended time during World War II, it has been celebrated yearly since 1938.