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From dress-up days to float preparations, the parade and the half-time ceremony, Central Cougars, big and small, enjoyed homecoming week. The week started with a student favorite, Lazy/Pajama Day, followed by Senior Citizen Day. Cougars pulled out their cowboy hats and boots for Western Wednesday, followed by Decade Day, and then everyone showed their Cougar Pride on Friday for the parade, pep rally and game. Even the adults in the building got into the homecoming spirit. As Mrs. Villigrana was walking down the hall one morning in her flash dance outfit watching the kids greet each other with excitement over their outfits, she commented, “This is so much fun!”
The parade took place Friday afternoon with the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Central Honor Guard escorting the procession. The football team, band, cheer squad, and homecoming candidates were highlights of the parade.
There was also a class float competition, with this year’s floats being “anything but a truck trailer.” Thank you to the Central alumni at Mallory B. Whitley Law Firm in Rockford for judging our float competition. Congratulations to the senior class who won with their float, “Crush the Bobcats.” Lt. Meadows, father of senior Zyriah Meadows, really had the crowd cheering as Clyde the Cougar threw the bobcat over the tractor and Lt. Meadows used his bucket to crush the bobcat.
The pre-game activities included a performance by the Pride of Coosa County band and the Central Elementary Homecoming Ceremony. Congratulations to Lillie Kimbrell, Central Elementary’s Homecoming Queen for 2022.
Spectators cheered the Cougars onto the football field amid a fireworks display right before kick off. The half-time ceremony included the crowning of Central High School’s 2022 Homecoming Queen Kieasia Tuck. For the first time at Central, Homecoming King candidates were also introduced. Quin Gilbert is Central’s 2022 Homecoming King. Congratulations to Kieasia and Quin.
Homecoming activities did not stop on Friday. PTO hosted a Homecoming Dance for students in seventh-twelfth grade Saturday at the Joe Belyeu Gym. Thank you to PTO president Maressa Ware for all your hard work in coordinating the dance and dance volunteers. The students had a great time celebrating the end of a memorable week. Thank you to Shoot First Photography for the homecoming winner pictures and Maressa Ware for parade and dance pictures.
Join us tonight at Keith Bullard Stadium to celebrate our senior band, cheer and football players during our pre-game ceremony at 6:30. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. against the Fayetteville Wolves. Tickets can be purchased on GoFan.co.