MIDLOTHIAN — Midlothian ISD will celebrate homecoming today with activities including a parade at 3 p.m. followed by the homecoming football game between the Midlothian High School Panthers and South Grand Prairie Warriors at 7:30 p.m.

“The parade is one way to bring the community and schools together to celebrate the true spirit of all Midlothian students,” public relations coordinator Jana Hathorne said.

The community is invited to attend the pep rally at the MISD Multi-purpose Stadium.

“The Midlothian community has always been supportive of our students at various capacities,” Hathorne said. “A sense of pride is probably the No. 1 reason why we have the annual homecoming parade.”

The parade will start at the administration building and end at the stadium. The route begins at the corner of Walter Stephenson Road and 9th Street, turns right on 14th Street (near Frank Seale Middle School) and then turns left on Don Floyd Drive.

“We encourage all MISD school clubs and teams to participate in the parade. Community youth organizations are welcome as well,” Hathorne said.

There are no float entry fees or signup; however, there are requirements for floats. Download the criteria and parade route at www.midlothian-isd.net/mhs/_pdf/11-MISDparadeinfo.pdf.

The homecoming court includes senior queen nominees Chelsie Watts, Angela Kirkpatrick and Courtney Hathorne; senior king nominees Jason Williams, Ben Bauer and Alec Humphreys; junior princesses Bethany Blakey, Antonia DeLatorre and Mallorie Repka; sophomore princesses Stephanie Lish, Ashton Rawlings and Kaitlyn Flaherty; and freshman princesses Kynsi Moore, Ashley Johnson and Bailey Fry.

“The homecoming queen and king winners will be announced at halftime of the Panthers and South Grande Prairie varsity football game on Friday,” Hathorne said.

MISD has scheduled an early release for all of its campuses on the 23rd.

Contact Aaron at 469-517-1456 or a.schwaderer@wninews.com.