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CHS crowns new homecoming king

Surrounded by his friends and family, senior Viraj Urkudey was crowned Claremont High School’s homecoming king on Friday, October 27 during a special presentation at Memorial Park. This year’s ceremony kicked off at 3 p.m. in front of an audience of about 250 CHS students and parents who were introduced to this year’s grand marshals — ASB Secretary Shalon Gonzalez and English Brian Nehring. And a princess will be crowned homecoming queen during half time of the football game Friday night at CHS. At the rally, the school’s choir and the junior varsity cheer team each gave a small performance before spectators met the five CHS princes. Everyone held their breath as the large crowd watched Viraj get crowned as confetti rained down.

After the crowning, the crowd moved over to Tenth street to view the four Disney themed floats the CHS grades constructed. With their take on Pixar’s Cars — and their seniority — the seniors won the float competition. Shortly following, the CHS homecoming parade commenced with color guard, band and Nehring atop a red corvette that led the parade. COURIER photo/Andrew Alonzo

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