Its High School Homecoming time!

      Its homecoming time at high schools across the country. It has been a tradition in high schools and colleges since 1911,when the University of Missouri held the first one that was put together around a football game. It was originally an event where alumni were encouraged to attend.  Two homecomings predate the University of Missouri event but were not put together around a football game. Southwestern University and Baylor held homecomings(without the football)in 1909.     

     It is unknown where the first high school homecoming actually took place, but it is firmly entrenched as tradition in all our high schools now. Parades were added to the festivities early on. The homecoming court with king and queen, was added sometime in the 1930's. Since then we have seen tailgating added as well as "dress up days" and dances. 

     Its one of the highlights of the school year for students, faculty and parents now. I look forward to it each year myself. Tonight I will be involved in Homecoming at Noxapater Attendance Center. I am looking forward to it!


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