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Roseville royalty on parade

By: Megan Wood The Press-Tribune
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Roseville High School students Zac Bos and Lia Manfredi were crowned homecoming king and queen prior to the school’s varsity football game against Woodland Friday evening. Roseville’s homecoming week began last Monday with Western Day, as the homecoming theme this year was based on U.S cities such as Nashville, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. Other spirit days included glamour day, business day and hippie day culminating on Friday when all the grades wore their class colors. Students presented their floats, also based on their corresponding cities, during a parade that took place on Campo Street Friday afternoon. The seniors won the float competition with their representation of San Francisco and faculty members helped to create a Roseville float that included a train and a replica of Roseville High School crafted out of cardboard. Children of faculty members dressed as tigers rode the staff float to show their pride for the school. The homecoming court in Mustang convertibles preceded the students’ floats, while Roseville Mayor Jim Gray presided as the grand marshal of the parade. Portions of the floats were later used to decorate Moeller Gymnasium for the city lights- themed homecoming dance. “Our school is promoting an aspect of ‘going green’ so we are re-using parts of the floats as well as recycling cardboard boxes for city skylines and recycled paper for tickets,” said Morgan Kurz, Roseville High School senior and student coordinator of the homecoming floats, parades and fireworks. This year’s halftime show was made extra special with Roseville High-themed fireworks in the shape of tigers, tiger paws and letters RHS in addition to a full fireworks show. “Normally we just had a tiger, but this year we were able to arrange different shapes and designs. It’s exciting,” Kurz said.