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Melissa celebrates Homecoming with second annual parade, pep rally

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Sep 2018
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The community kicked off Homecoming festivities on Wednesday at the Melissa Homecoming Celebration. This is the second year that Melissa High School has organized the three-part community-wide celebration.

Festivities began with food and fun as various groups set up to tailgate north of Melissa Middle School.

The community then gathered along Cardinal Drive to enjoy the Melissa Homecoming Parade, featuring over 30 decorated floats by student groups and local businesses. Among the student groups represented were band, volleyball, football, cheerleading, cross country, and the 2018 Homecoming Court.

Mighty Cardinal Band

Mighty Cardinal Band students wait for parade to begin

Football player waves to the crowd

Football player waves to the crowd

Mighty Cardinal Band plays for the crowd

Mighty Cardinal Band plays for the crowd

Ronny Williams, former football coach and athletic director at Melissa High School, was the parade grand marshal. Harry McKillop Elementary students Cannon Dittfurth and Ellie Puckett were the Homecoming Prince and Princess.

The top three decorated floats were announced after the parade, during the community-wide pep rally at Cardinal Stadium.

The varsity cheerleaders won first place. Second place went to the second grade flag football team and cheerleaders, sponsored by Jason Barbee. Third place went to the senior football players.

Cannon Dittfurth and Ellie Puckett entertain at the pep rally

Cannon Dittfurth and Ellie Puckett entertain at the pep rally

Cheerleaders perform with their parents

Cheerleaders perform with their parents

Kennedy Lewis is introduced as a nominee for Homecoming King

Kennedy Lewis is introduced as a nominee for Homecoming King

See the gallery below for more photos from the 2018 Melissa Homecoming Celebration. (Tag your Homecoming photos and videos on Twitter with #MelissaHOCO and we might retweet you on our accounts!)


Photo Gallery

Homecoming Parade

Click here to open the parade photo album on Facebook.


Community Pep Rally

Click here to open the pep rally photo album on Facebook.


The Cardinals will take on the Trinity Christian Cedar Hill Tigers at the Homecoming football game on Thursday, Sept. 20 at Cardinal Stadium. The football game was rescheduled from Friday due to severe weather in the forecast.

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Homecoming King and Queen will be announced prior to kickoff at approximately 7:00 p.m.

If you can’t make it to the football game on Thursday, the Melissa Cardinals Network will stream live beginning with a pre-game show at 7:00 p.m. To listen live from your computer or smart phone, visit the Melissa Cardinals Network website.

The Homecoming volleyball game will go on as scheduled on Friday, Sept. 21 in the gym at Melissa Middle School. The Lady Cardinals will enter district play as they take on the Anna Coyotes. Varsity plays at 4:30 p.m. and the JV teams will follow.



Media Contact:
Maddie Coe, Community Relations

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