Video: Despite loss, Lake Highlands High School Homecoming still sparkled with student performances

Lake Highlands High School seniors enjoying homecoming weekend. (Photo by Tate Martin)
Lake Highlands High School seniors enjoying homecoming weekend. Back row, from left: Kameron Hartman, Caleb Addison (Homecoming King), Kyle Crain, Canon Hicks, Ben Mason, Johnny Bargas, Tate Martin and Jack Spraberry. Front row, from left: Mallory Hale, Erin Moudy, Ashley Plagens, Caroline Combs, Claire Sowards, Meghan Martin, Libby Popejoy, Riley Smith. (Photo via Tate Martin)

Homecoming was a weekend packed full with different events and fun. It was definitely one to remember. Highlighted with performances, dancing and pictures, lots of pictures, this is an experience that stays with high schoolers.

The week started off with a pep rally that took place on the football field. Homecoming is the only week that the school hosts a pep rally on the field, and luckily the temperature was near perfect. The pep rally was enhanced by performances by many of the dance teams, including the Highlandettes, Cheerleaders, Wranglers and the African Dance Team (see video below).

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Moments before kickoff, Shamrya Thompson was named the Senior Homecoming Queen. It is a huge honor to receive the crown and she was celebrated and applauded by a packed crowd prior to the game.

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The wildcat football team started off with an exciting, high-scoring first quarter against Jesuit, ending with a close match at 14-21.  As the game went on, the Jesuit Rangers found their rhythm and ultimately claimed a 56-21 victory.  It was a tough loss but was still an exciting game.

Continuing on with the regular season, the Wildcats will face the Pearce Mustangs this Friday in an away game at the Mustang-Eagle Stadium in Richardson.

Despite the loss, Homecoming weekend carried on in good cheer. Saturday night was full of fun, as most students went to support the talent that lies within the halls at Varsity Revue. All of the acts lit up the stage and were greatly appreciated by the students and parents in the crowd.  As the final act ended and the auditorium began to empty all students were pushing for one thing — the dance, which kept students busy Saturday night. 

Post by Tate Martin, Lake Highlands High School senior and Advocate intern. 

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