Homecoming is the annual tradition in which alumni return to reminisce about their school days, as soon-to-be-graduates and fellow students enjoy the festivities of football, half-time shows, mums, the crowning of the court and the annual dance. In Alamo Heights, it is tradition to kick- off the weeklong celebration with the Howdy Parade. The parade begins at historic Cambridge Elementary and winds its way north on Broadway, ending just before Alamo Heights High School.
Parade-goers line the streets to enjoy a variety of parade entries like the AHHS band, cheerleaders, Spurs drill team, school clubs and organizations, sports teams and more. Each of the Alamo Heights ISD campuses is represented, and students from kindergarten to 12th grade march the route. The evening continues with the Howdy Night Carnival and the lighting of the AH at AHHS and Harry B. Orem Stadium. Students are introduced to the varsity football team, as they enjoy a performance by the AHHS band and Spurs dance team. The AHHS cheerleaders lead the students, alumni and community in song, as both young and old sing along to the alma mater and fight song. The evening culminates in the lighting of the AH, in which seniors share a special moment together, gathered around the burning AH, to remember and celebrate their high school years.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK HUMPHRIES