The Ridge Review

The Student News Site of Mountain Ridge High School | Glendale, Arizona

The Student News Site of Mountain Ridge High School | Glendale, Arizona

The Ridge Review

The Student News Site of Mountain Ridge High School | Glendale, Arizona

The Ridge Review

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Homecoming Week Recap

With homecoming on October 21st, Mountain Ridge began the week with spirit days. Monday was pajama day and Tuesday was anything but a backpack day. On Wednesday the grade levels split up into different themes: holiday gear for freshmen, fancy attire for sophomores, Adam Sandler day for juniors, and dynamic duos for seniors. Thursday was flannel day, and Friday was class color day.

On Wednesday morning, the students came together to watch the homecoming parade. Leading the parade were cars that resembled Lightning McQueen and other popular characters from the movie “Cars”. Each of the fall sports teams had floats, including volleyball, football, flag football, cross country, swim and dive, golf, badminton, and cheer. Other student organizations and clubs participated in the parade, and each grade level of student government representatives had exciting and elaborate floats. The Pride of the West marched, creating an energetic atmosphere filled with school spirit and the students who were voted into the homecoming court were driven through in military vehicles.

On Friday the pep assemblies commenced, with entertainment from several student groups. The Honor Choir began with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem and was followed by impressively executed routines by all levels of Ridge Cheer. The marching band and color guard made an appearance, performing a section from their current show, “PLAY”. Class competitions were played by representatives from each grade level, including bobbing for apples and bowling. The Sun City Poms, a local senior dance company, also showed their talent in a fun dance. The spirit scream was won by the seniors.

Later that night, Ridge had their homecoming football game against Shadow Ridge. The theme was a pink out for Senior Night, and the student section came out strong. Just before the game, the players made an exciting entrance, as the lights turned off and fireworks shot into the night sky. The team played well, winning 26-7, in their second victory of the season. During halftime, Ryland Sands and Kenna Gibson were announced as the homecoming King and Queen.

Homecoming was held on Saturday at the Desert Diamond Arena with a spooky theme. The attendance was impressive with hundreds of students coming ready to dance.

This homecoming week would not have been a success without the hard work of the student government and their advisor, Mr. Evans.

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Jenna Dudley
Jenna Dudley, Editor in Chief
Jenna Dudley is currently a sophomore and is in her first year of working for The Ridge Review. She is the editor in chief and loves to write. She enjoys playing soccer, reading, and spending time with friends and family. On the weekend she is either playing in a soccer game or refereeing one. Her favorite place to be is in the mountains whether it's hiking, stand-up paddle boarding or stargazing.

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