Homecoming filled with pageantry, honors

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The 2013 Homecoming Queen, Noemi Soto, is escorted at Blackcat Stadium by her brother, Aaron Soto. Her win was announced during halftime at Friday night’s Homecoming game against Robinson. Contributed photo/Paparazzi Photography

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

This year’s Homecoming ceremonies brought honor to not only the 2013 Homecoming Queen, but also the Mexia High School alumni Coming Home Queen and Distinguished Alumni.

Noemi Soto, granddaughter of Maria Troncoso, was named 2013 Homecoming Queen Friday night.

Noemi is a member of the powerlifting, softball and track teams, as well as the Spanish Club, DECA, mascot and MHS Heroes. As a freshman powerlifter, she made it to regionals, earning her way to state her sophomore and junior years. She works at Pizza Hut, helps out in the community and likes to knit. She plans to continue powerlifting in college, and hopes to become a registered nurse. She was escorted by her brother, Aaron Soto.

This year’s Homecoming court consisted of six senior princesses eligible to be named queen, and three duchesses, one each from the freshman, sophomore and junior classes. Duchesses are not eligible to be named queen.

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