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La Veta homecoming

by Dreama Ortivez
LA VETA- This past week the students of La Veta unified in celebration of homecoming week.
Monday was crazy-hair day, Tuesday was favorite-movie-star day and Bunco night, Wednesday was pick-a-color day as each class member wore the same color. Thursday was Hawaiian day, and then Thursday evening students and community members participated in the tailgate party, car bash, bonfire and pep fest.
Homecoming Royalty were announced at the pep fest. Royalty members include freshman Javier Romero and Megan Valdez, sophomores WD Arnold and Rebecca Uebler, juniors Casey Campbell and Victoria Romero. Seniors were Bradley Vigil, Sam McCay, Josiah Christian and Jacey Day. Bradley Vigil was crowned King and Jacey Day was crowned Queen.
Those in attendance Thursday night were treated to some great pep fest performances and traditions. After several years without, community and students welcomed the traditional lighting of the bonfire. Everyone in attendance took part in singing the school song and spirit chants with overall elation. Athletes made the expected jog around the fire signifying unity among the students of La Veta.
Friday was red-and-white day and the students finished up work on their floats. The parade started at 2:45 pm. The participation was amazing as each class showcased their creativity and artistic talent. The Walsenburg Day Services also entered their creative project in support of the Redskins. The theme for the float this year was game shows. The juniors took 1st with Jeopardy and the seniors were 2nd with Wheel of Fortune. Homecoming week concluded on Saturday night with the annual homecoming dance.
Overall the week was a success for the La Veta School district. It takes many special individuals to coordinate all of the events so that our students can have an experience like this.
La Veta School District would like to send a huge thank you to Travis McConnell, Mike Christian, Troy Musgrave, Dave DeTray and the members of the La Veta Fire Department. We would also like to thank the La Veta Town Board for approving the event, and to our entire community for the tremendous support.