On Monday, January 9th, All Saints Episcopal School kicked off a week of homecoming festivities that culminated in a string of victories for our basketball teams and the crowning of the 2017 Homecoming Queen and King.
Beginning Monday, All Saints students got in the homecoming spirit by trading their daily uniforms
for fun themed outfits like Man vs. Wild and PJ Day. On Friday, the excitement and school spirit continued with an all-school pep rally at 2:45 p.m. Featuring impressive performances by our cheer and dance teams, the pep rally introduced the All Saints 2017 Homecoming Court: Riley Higgins, Kennedy Eaker, Brook Bowman, Parker Johnson, Jacob Cates, Brett Berger and Brice Nix. The entire student body cheered as Dr. Bennett and preschooler Mii’Liana Valencia presented a rose to each of the stunning seniors!
Friday’s festivities continued with a tailgate for the Patriots’ evening basketball games. Senior parent Monty Bowman cooked up “Monty’s famous” brisket wraps as Patriot Gym overflowed with students, faculty, and alumni ready for a great night of Patriot basketball. Our JV boys got the night started with a 32-31 win over Midland Trinity and the varsity girls followed up with a 32-28 victory over the Chargers. Our varsity boys kept the momentum going and gave us our 3rd win of the night with a final score of 87-66. In the midst of all of the excitement, our cheer and dance squads put on a great show and entertained the crowd with school spirit and Patriot Pride!
The highlight of the evening was the announcement of our 2017 Homecoming Queen, Riley Higgins. Riley has attended All Saints since 10th grade and been very involved in student council and national honor society, holding offices in both organizations. She has also lettered in four varsity sports including cross country, volleyball, basketball and track. Riley was voted the female Athlete of the Week by the Avalanche Journal’s Lone Star Varsity and named to all-state teams in basketball, volleyball and cross country as well as All State Academic teams in all four sports. When she is not playing sports, Riley cheers on other Patriots as a member of the cheer squad. Riley is on the Headmaster’s honor roll and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa which recognizes academic excellence among high school students. She also enjoys volunteering with the National Charity League for a variety of organizations across the Lubbock community. Riley will attend Texas Christian University in the fall and study nursing.
The grand finale of homecoming week came with Saturday’s All Saints High School Homecoming Dance. The theme of this year’s dance was “Under the Sea.” The fun started at 7:30 pm and went until 10:30 pm with the kids sharing several laughs and a few dance moves. Near the end of the evening, Brice Nix was crowned our 2017 Homecoming King. Brice has been at All Saints since the 2nd grade. He has been a member of the All Saints band for four years. He played on the golf team for two years and was part of the state tournament team as a sophomore. As a member of the basketball team, he was served as team captain and was named 2nd team all district for 2 years. In addition, he has been a member of the cross country team for three years, participated on the state championship cross country teams, and has run track for the past 3 years. Also, he has served two years on the yearbook staff. Brice plans to attend college after graduation.
Homecoming week was a blast, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Patriots, current and past, who came to participate in the fun. Thank you, All Saints Community, for your continued support — we can’t wait to see you at Homecoming 2018!