StuCo turns back time: Seniors, Jaquez and Indians win homecoming competitions

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Homecoming week was a flurry of time as students worked on the Decades theme through dress, float and locker decorations.

Freshman had the ‘50s, sophomores had the ‘60s, juniors had the ‘70s and seniors had the ‘80s.

The senior float which featured hay bails painted to resemble Rubic’s Cubes, took first prize in the parade on Sept. 10, winning $100 from the athletic booster club.

“Our float was ‘80s themed,” senior Haylie Hicks said. “We have the best people. We dressed up ‘80s, and we are very spirited.”

After the parade, the bonfire began at the Gaines County Park.

“I climbed to the very top of the pile of brush to put my sign with my name on it there,” senior Frankie Resendez said. “It’s a tradition.”

At Friday’s homecoming pep rally, the guest speaker was the 2006 student body President Tyler Carson. He told the story of the Olympics runner Derek Redmond.

Following the speeches, the pep rally began where the seniors won the battle cry.

“We have a lot of class spirit,” senior Jasmine Ochoa. “I feel like with- out everyone contributing and giving it all they have, we wouldn’t be winning.”

Another win came as the Indian football team took its first win of the season over Kermit at their first home game. “It was very exciting to win,” junior Morgan Davidson said. “We were hyped. It’s always good to win at homecoming.”

The homecoming court included representatives fresh- man Shelby Addison, sophomore Logan Jaquez, junior Nikki Loewen, and senior candidates Abby Navarro, Tori Acosta and Morgan Jaquez who was crowned at halftime of the football game.

“I wasn’t expecting to win,” M. Jaquez said. “I wanted my friend Abby to win. I was very surprised when they called my name.”