Twin Day ushers in Homecoming Week

By: Kristine Guerra, Journal Correspondent
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Matching clothes were in vogue Monday at Placer High School as students participated in Twin Day as part of the Homecoming Week. That is, students paired up with each other and dressed like twins. Real-life identical twins Rebecca and Sarah Gooder, 17, said they never dress the same at school. This Monday, however, was an exception as the sisters wore matching jeans and Cabela’s jackets. Sophomores and best friends Brittney MacKenzie, 15, and Jamie Schlenker, 15, decided go all the way with matching berets, checkered jackets, black pants and black tutus. Each day this week, students dress up based on the theme for the day. Tuesday, students dress up in leather and denim. The weeklong event also features a Powder Puff game, with the theme “Jetsons vs. Flintstones,” and an Iron Chef competition, both of which will be held Wednesday. In the Powder Puff game, senior girls will play football while guys will do the cheerleading. Activities Director Jonathan Adams said there will be a total of 160 participants. “It’s going to be a real football game and they’re all trained,” Adams said. The Iron Chef competition will be open to all students, with three competitors representing each year level. “They’re given a bunch of ingredients,” Adams said. “And they don’t know what they’re cooking.” On Friday, at 4:30 p.m., Disney homecoming floats will parade around Downtown Auburn, and on Saturday, students will dress up in funky outfits for the homecoming dance at 8 p.m. ---------- Placer High Homecoming Week events: • Oct. 14, Wednesday: Lawn decoration competition for all year levels Powder Puff game and rally at 7 p.m. Iron Chef competition • Oct. 15, Thursday: Nomination rally • Oct. 16, Friday: Homecoming rally Downtown parade at 4:30 p.m. Football games at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. • Oct. 17, Saturday: Homecoming dance at 8 p.m. (Theme: “Funky Formal: A Night at the Roxbury”)