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Special to the Courier

LATEXO – Latexo ISD is celebrating its homecoming from Jan. 9 until Jan. 21.  Activities will include Spirit week, Junior High and High school basketball games, a Pep Rally, a Parade, which will coincide with the Latexo VFD Annual Chili Dinner, the Coronation, and a Homecoming Dance.

Spirit week kicked off on Monday, Jan. 9, with Crazy Sock day, followed by Crazy Hat day, Country v Country Club day, and Camo Day.  Week 2 starts out with Heroes v Villains day on Tuesday Jan. 17, followed by Construction day because we are building champions, and Spirit/Green Out day where it’s everything Latexo!

According to their schedules, the Junior High basketball teams will be playing on Thursday, Jan. 19 beginning at 4:15, and the High School teams will be playing Friday Jan. 20 beginning at 5:00.  Come out and support our Tigers and Lady Tigers in our new gymnasium.

The Latexo High School Student Council is sponsoring its second annual Homecoming Parade Saturday Jan. 21 beginning at 9 a.m.   We encourage the community to attend the parade; you are welcome to park in the elementary parking lot to view the parade, or park along Red Bud and view as the parade makes its way passed the ball fields, and then returns to the school up Cottonwood.  School, community, and civic organizations are invited to participate.  For information on participating in the parade email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Following the parade, everyone is encouraged to make their way to the Latexo Volunteer Fire Department Annual Chili Dinner at the fire department.  These first responders are vital to the Latexo community and all of Houston County.  Come on out for some delicious chili and great company.

The Latexo High School Student Council will sponsor the 2023 Latexo Homecoming Coronation, “Hometown Country Charm”, on Saturday, Jan. 21 beginning at 7 p.m. in the old Latexo gymnasium.  Admission to the coronation is $2 for adults and $1 for students.

Our 2022 King and Queen, Ashton Hargrove and Emily Bird, will return to crown this year’s royalty, and several other junior high and high school students will participate in the coronation ceremony.

King and Queen Candidates represent the Senior Class.  The candidates for Queen are Abbi Arce, Brandie Jackson, Jaycee Lowery, and Kennedy Patterson.  The candidates for King are Cameron Baker, Andrew Clinkscales, Ryan Hernandez, and Zachary Patton.

Prince and Princess Candidates represent grades nine, 10 and 11.  The candidates for Princess are Kaitlynn Patterson, Madilyn Smith, Hailey Brent, Harlie Hoch, Emma Jones, and Carolina Tapias.  The candidates for Prince are Jax Bobbitt, Hunter Goodson, Aiden Axelson, Mason Sherman, Alexander Burke, and Cavanaugh Mullins.

Duke and Duchess Candidates represent grades seven and eight.  The candidates for Duchess are Peyton Pierce, Natalie Hopkins, Joselyn Esquivel, and Gina Mancilla. The candidates for Duke are Billy Beard, Braylon Rosser, Brayden Andrus, and Raiden Martinez.

Student Council will sponsor a Homecoming Dance for high school students in the high school cafeteria following the coronation, and ending at 10:30 p.m.  Admission to the dance is $5 per person.

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