MHS royal court prepares for coronation night

Mexia News Staff Report

As Mexia High School’s annual homecoming approaches this weekend, the royal court is preparing for its coronation night. The freshman, sophomore and junior classes have each chosen a duchess to represent them; and six senior girls are competing to be homecoming queen. Each member of the homecoming court is beautiful and accomplished, and will represent herself, her family and her class well. The duchesses and queen candidates will be presented at halftime of the Blackcat football game against Caldwell on Friday, Sept. 29, at Blackcat Field. Then the homecoming queen winner will be announced and crowned, and she will ride in style on the back of a convertible sedan as she is taken on a slow lap around the field. The public is encouraged to attend Friday’s game to support the school and also, perhaps, to get a glimpse of a former classmate. The game starts at 7 p.m., but alums will hold pre-game activities starting at 6:30 p.m. for the Coming Home Queen and Distinguished Alumni.
As for the new homecoming court, the freshman duchess is Samantha Samaniego, who is the daughter of Malisa Ramirez and Jorge Samaniego. In school, Samantha plays basketball, runs track and cross country, is a cheerleader and a class officer, and is in Student Council and DECA. Samantha will be escorted by her father, Jorge Samaniego.
The sophomore duchess is Sara Elena Ybarra, who is the daughter of Stanley and Belinda Cotton, and Javier Ybarra. Sara is in Student Council, is a class officer, plays volleyball and softball, and is in FFA, where she serves as an officer. Some of Sara’s awards include being named an FFA Greenhand; and being class duchess her freshman year. She volunteered with ACE her freshman year, which is a program to tutor and mentor students in pre-k through fifth grade; and is a member of First Baptist Church, Mexia. Sara will be escorted by her father, Javier Ybarra.

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