Homecoming continues Friday with pep rally, parade, game

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Duchesses are Rachel Drennon, freshman; Alexis Newell, sophomore; Stacy Melo, senior. Princesses, who are queen nominees, are seniors representing the four classes: Sparkle Dennis, Elizabeth Vargas, freshmen; Madalyn Newell, Catherine Spurgeon, sophomores; Mallori White, Carissa Benavides, juniors; and Raegan Hope and Claire Pickens, seniors.  The flower girl and the crown bearer are kindergarteners Jazmyn Ortega and Aron Palacios.

Duchesses are Rachel Drennon, freshman; Alexis Newell, sophomore; Stacy Melo, senior. Princesses, who are queen nominees, are seniors representing the four classes: Sparkle Dennis, Elizabeth Vargas, freshmen; Madalyn Newell, Catherine Spurgeon, sophomores; Mallori White, Carissa Benavides, juniors; and Raegan Hope and Claire Pickens, seniors. The flower girl and the crown bearer are kindergarteners Jazmyn Ortega and Aron Palacios.

Tristan Mosher

Tristan Mosher

Duchesses are Rachel Drennon, freshman; Alexis Newell, sophomore; Stacy Melo, senior. Princesses, who are queen nominees, are seniors representing the four classes: Sparkle Dennis, Elizabeth Vargas, freshmen; Madalyn Newell, Catherine Spurgeon, sophomores; Mallori White, Carissa Benavides, juniors; and Raegan Hope and Claire Pickens, seniors. The flower girl and the crown bearer are kindergarteners Jazmyn Ortega and Aron Palacios.

Seth Hudgins, copy editor

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Every year alumni from near and far pack the stadium outlined in orange to support the Yellowjackets in their battle for the one game called Homecoming. It’s a week of float building, parades, mums and class reunions.

Kick off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16 against the Harmony Eagles.

“Homecoming is a special time for our campus because all the alumni are reunited and it makes for a great football game,” Patty Hawkins said. Hawkins is the director of the Homecoming court.

Although the first queen was chosen in 1970, the  tradition of Homecoming is much older. Old school days were centered around a bonfire and football sweetheart.  The first football sweetheart, Marguerite Kine Lukenbill, was chosen in 1927. She was also the Armistice Day Queen.

“It adds to the school spirit and tradition,” Hawkins said. She is one of several alumni faculty and staff members including Kari Callison, Jim Phillips, Pauline Windle, Luke Blackwell, Marcos Rodriguez, Hector Rodriguez, Cynthia Clark and Jason Goodson.

Groups interested in being in the parade need to contact Windle at MHS, 903-569-3000.

The Homecoming schedule:

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, Oct. 14:

Bonfire at 8 p.m., practice field

 

Friday, Oct. 16:

8:45  a.m.– Community pep rally at the stadium

1:30 p.m.- Early release from school

3 p.m.- Parade downtown

6:45 p.m. – Introduction of former Homecoming queens

7 p.m. – Presentation of Homecoming court and queen

7:30 p.m.- kickoff against Harmony HS Eagles

Saturday, Oct. 17

1:30-3:30 p.m.-Reception for alumni and current/former faculty/staff

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