Colton High “Fact of the Day” – Oct. 22


The Class of 1986 had their Homecoming Parade float destroyed before the parade, but their school spirit was not to be denied.

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.

The 1986 Homecoming season took place the week of November 4-8, and it almost ended in tragedy.

Days before the annual Homecoming Parade, the Senior class discovered their float had been vandalized and ripped apart. The vandals were not identified.

Undaunted, the senior class whipped together another float at the last minute, which proudly proclaimed “The Have Destroyed Our Float, But Not Our Spirit.”

At halftime of the game between Colton and San Gorgonio, Kelly Sage was crowned Homecoming Queen. Her princess included: Jeannie Sanchez, Jackie Borges, Amy Carriere, and Timmery Dahle.