Colton High “Fact of the Day” – Oct. 20


Homecoming Queen Belinda Felix receives a hearty congratulations from her friend, Denise Bourns.

Colton High School opened in 1895. It is one of the oldest high schools in the Inland Empire. In this daily feature, we celebrate Colton High’s rich history.

With Homecoming on the horizon, the Pepper Bough wants to acknowledge winners of the past as we anticipate this year’s winners.

The 1975 Homecoming week began in earnest on Wednesday, November 12. The day was consumed by a peanut butter cracker eating contest and the third annual Colton 500 Tricycle Grand Prix. The Grand Prix featured a memorable collision between a senior and a freshmen.

On Thursday the 13th, there was a schoolwide “Grubby Day” in which students were invited to wear their best grubby clothes. A minimum day schedule was put into effect on Friday, and students showed up wearing crimson and gold.

The Homecoming game was a dominant affair, with the Yellowjackets pummeling Palm Springs 80-12. At halftime, football princess Belinda Felix was crowned Homecoming Queen.

The rest of the Homecoming Court included: Princess Christine Adame, escorted by Pat Kossman; Princess Pat Arroyo, escorted by Fred Arias; Cross-Country Queen Elsie Valdivia, escorted by Philip Fabela; and Princess Kathy Barto, escorted by Lindsay Barto.