Flower Mound celebrates bittersweet homecoming

Flower Mound High School Principal Sonya Lail crowned seniors Hunter Davis and Maddie Marr as the 2012 Homecoming King and Queen at the start of Friday’s Jaguar football game vs. Coppell.

A moment of silence was held before the football game in remembrance of two members of the Coppell senior class who died this past week.

On Sunday, Coppell wide receiver and defensive back Jacob Logan went missing after cliff jumping with his friends at Possum Kingdom Lake. Logan’s body was found Thursday night. Coppell senior Jonah Blackwell took his own life Tuesday after school, according to Carrollton Police.

The entire Flower Mound student body wore green and blue ribbons as a sign of support and unity for the Coppell students, staff and community. Flower Mound fans gave Coppell a standing ovation at the conclusion of the game.

Although the game ended in a loss for the Jaguars (18 to 27), it was an honorable event for the entire Flower Mound and Coppell community. After the game, the Jaguar football team joined Coppell on the visitor’s side to hear the Coppell fight song.

Halftime events included performances from school bands, drill teams and a special presentation on behalf of the FMHS staff and student body to the Susan G. Komen Foundation with a check for $3,330 to “Drop the Hammer on Breast Cancer.”

To close the night, the crowd remained to see and hear a special presentation from the Texas Tech Red Raider Band.

At Wednesday’s homecoming carnival, hundreds of FMHS students, staff and community members turned out to participate in the fun and games of the evening. FMHS offered many games and activities for all ages to participate, which included an appearance by KISS FM, a dunking booth, caricature drawings, bounce houses, cotton candy, and cake walks.

The community was invited to attend a pep rally immediately following the carnival. To help kick off the event, DJs from KISS FM helped MC the event, the band and student-athletes entered in the field carrying flags while marching to Olympic-theme music. In addition, homecoming court representatives were introduced on the field followed by homecoming king and queen nominees.

At the end of the evening, winners of the homecoming hallway decorations were announced: First place, JWAC Halo hallway; second place, Family and Consumer Science LIFE hallway; and third place, Rosettes Candyland hallway.


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