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Thank You: Calexico homecoming parade revives old spirit, aspirations

November 03, 2001

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!"


The cheerleaders and the football players looked so proud (and loud). Dool School, (which is the elementary school next to the high school) was having its "Red Ribbon" dance and when they heard all the commotion outside, they all ran out and saw the parade. What good role models these children saw in the parade.

The little kids were so excited! I saw so much support from the community.

What memories! Kudos to Mr. Sergio Rubio (ASB director), Mr. John Moreno (vice principal), Ms. Karina Palacio, Mr. Ernie Flores, Mr. Frank Noriega, Ms. Claudia Montaño and Ms. Betty Nuñez (class advisers). And lastly, "Calexico's finest (police officers)" and school security for the patrolling of the parade.

"Once a Bulldog, always a Bulldog!"

P.S. We also won the homecoming game!


Head cheerleader,

class of '73


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