Students showed off their creative side during the rally on Thursday, creating skits featuring a jungle setting, treating onlookers to the vision of students dancing their way out of the jungle. The winning skit, organized by seniors Sandy Valenciano and Paris Imholz, featured “Jersey Shore” characters and football players elegantly tiptoeing their way through a ballet number. Other skits included students dancing in banana, gorilla and Panther costumes and an obstacle course.
During the halftime ceremony of Antioch’s Homecoming football game on Friday night, senior Jacquellyn Areas was crowned Homecoming Queen. Unlike most schools, Antioch does not name a Homecoming King. The school’s tradition is to crown a Homecoming Queen in the fall and a “Mr. Panther” in the spring, honoring the big man on campus.
Other than Areas, Antioch’s homecoming finalists included Clarise Abillano, Shlebe Berreth, Madelyn Bonzi, Gina Chiechi, Hailey Cosby, Tatiana Duenas, Rachel Fletcher, Shatori Hines, Paris Imholz, Gianna Lucido, Angelina Pereda, Cortney Quiroz, Sandy Valenciano and Shannon West.
Despite the strong school spirit radiating from the Panther students, the Liberty Lions asserted their title as the king of the jungle in a 37-27 victory over Antioch.