Highland celebrating 75 years

Highland ISD will be celebrating more than 75 years of educating students during their homecoming this weekend.Highland began in 1936 as a group of smaller schools in the same area came together to form a larger school, including Champion and eventually Maryneal. The school now has its largest student body in history at just over 240 students pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Homecoming is usually held every four years at Highland.Homecoming activities will begin Friday at 3 p.m. with a pep rally in the activity gym. Things will continue Friday evening with alumni games at 7 at the school and a bonfire at 8.Activities will continue Saturday with a meal served from noon until 2 p.m. in the cafeteria. The barbecue meal will be served by the seniors. The cost is $10 per plate for adults and $4 for children. Also during that time, Highland exes can register and vote for a Coming Home King and Queen. Nominations were taken by mail earlier this school year.There will be class reunions at 3 p.m. and tours of the newly renovated school from 4-4:30 p.m. Then hornet fans can watch the junior high football game starting at 4:30 p.m. The varsity football game against Lueders-Avoca will start at 7:30 p.m.During half-time of the varsity football game, a Homecoming King and Queen from the high school will be crowned. Those nominees are Freshmen Sydney Helbert and Emrick Wilson, Sophomores Kaylee Martin and Shelby Howard, Juniors Morgan Monroe and Ethan Wilson and Seniors Julia Tibbit and Ron Covington.For more information on Highland Homecoming activities, contact the school at 325-766-3652.