I would like to thank the students of Calexico High for giving this "seasoned Calexico ex-cheerleader" such a great feeling of Bulldog spirit last Friday.
The school brought back an old tradition of having a "homecoming parade" with floats made by each class. The sophomore float was the theme of "Hawaii," the juniors' was "Moulin Rouge" and my personal favorite, the seniors' (because I am a fan) was "The Beatles" float.
The last homecoming parade held was in 1978. I don't remember the floats being so well-constructed. When I was in high school our floats were made of Kleenex and paper towels. These floats were "awesome!" I picked up my 6-year-old nephew from his school and took him to the parade. He didn't know what was happening at first. Then, after I explained to him what the parade meant and that I used to do the same when I was in high school, he said, "Nina, I can hardly wait to go to high school!"