It’s a day when students come dressed in their school colors – orange and black – to continue a tradition of fun, to show solidarity and to acknowledge the long Tiger heritage.
Color Day, now in its 78th year, was scheduled on Friday, always slated the day the Tigers play their first Rio Hondo League home football game of the season. In a raucous mood, students and faculty members lift school spirit to new heights by wearing a wide variety of costumes – orange and black, of course.
Over the years the assortment has included everything from aliens and mimes to a Picasso painting. A morning assembly is the day’s highlight as students fill the school’s gymnasium for dance routines, skits, pep squad performances, homecoming queen candidate introductions and, generally, 90 minutes of laughter. The long school day concluded Friday night with South Pasadena High and Temple City going at it on the gridiron.