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The Student News Site of Veterans Memorial High School

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Victor Garcia, Staff writer • May 21, 2024
Seniors celebrate accomplishments
Jordan Estevez, Staff Writer • May 21, 2024

That’s a Wrap

Homecoming Week was a Blockbuster!

Homecoming week was Sept. 11-15. Let’s reminisce about all the hard work and fun times that went into making this memorable week.The week started off with STUCCO Spirit Week, starting on Monday with ¨The Magic of Disney.” Many students and staff dressed up as their favorite Disney characters.

Tuesday was ¨Barbie vs. Oppenheimer ̈ and the hallways were filled with Barbies, Kens, scientists and “Barbenheimers.”

Wednesday was ¨Dress as a famous movie duo.¨ Students dressed as Mario and Luigi, SpongeBob and Patrick, and the Math department dressed as the emotions from Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out.

Thursday was ¨Back to the Future. ¨ Students and staff put on their best 80s outfits. There were rockstars, neon leggings, and fishnets.

Friday was ¨Patriot Day¨ and everyone showed their patriot pride with our school colors, mums, and their faces painted for the game.

Andy Palacios, senior, shows his Patriot pride with the trifecta of spirit; mum, painted face and painted jeans. (Abby Rodney)

Homecoming day began with the students wearing their beautiful and creative mums, followed by the seniors’ decorative pants to celebrate their last homecoming. Later in the day, the band paraded throughout the halls, followed by the boy’s varsity football, cross country, student council leaders, cheer, girls basketball, coaches, softball and volleyball.

In the gym on Homecoming evening, the Junior Varsity and Varsity girl’s volleyball teams played against Seguin.  JV won their match.  However, the varsity lost.

Over at D.W Rutledge stadium, varsity football took on Canyon Lake High School.  Halftime brought out the nominees for the Homecoming court and the announcement for Homecoming Queen and King. The winners were seniors Cimara Lei Wessling and Samuel Sutton.

“When my name was announced, I was super excited. Never would I have imagined a moment so special and amazing,” Wessling said. “I truly couldn’t have done it without my friends who nominated me and, most of all, everyone who voted for me. A huge thank you to them and God Bless you all. A high school memory I’ll never forget!!”

“My brother told me to have the best senior year for him. So, most things in school, like running for Homecoming King, are for him,” explained Sutton.

The Patriots celebrate stopping Canyon Lake’s advancement during the Homecoming football game on Sept. 15.
(Abigail Rodney)

A wonderful post-show entertained the crowds, with the band performing an excerpt of the competition show while the Liberty Belles and the Color Guard took to the field with their dance routines.

At night’s end, our Varsity football team won victorious against Canyon Lake, 50 – 43.

The next day, Sept.16, was Homecoming. Everyone put on their absolute best outfits for the dance. The theme was “Hollywood Red Carpet.” Students danced their hearts out to eclectic arrangements such as “In My Feelings, Cha Cha Slide, You Belong with Me, Tennessee Whiskey, Footloose and The Macarena.”

Veterans Memorial Homecoming dance was on Saturday, Sept. 16. Sophomores Aysia Lewis, Leilani Maldonado, Isela Maldonado, and Mikayla Harada pose together, taking in the moment.
(Janah Green)

Homecoming Week is always eventful at Veterans Memorial High School and 2023 did not disappoint.


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Makayla Garcia
Makayla Garcia, Staff Writer
My name is Makayla. I am a sophomore and graduate in 2026. I am a member of the Patriot Voice newspaper staff. I am interested in art and photography. My goals in the future are to get noticed for my academic success and have a successful career in the Medical field. I like to go shopping, especially for clothes and shoes. I also love doing my makeup. I find comfort in doing it and like to do other people's makeup. Getting dressed up and doing my makeup is my favorite activity. This is going to be my first year on the newspaper team. I plan to continue participating in it for the rest of high school.
Abigail Rodney
Abigail Rodney, Staff Writer
Hello! My name is Abigail and I am a junior in the class of 2025. I want to be a nurse when I am older. This is going be my first year as a yearbook and in the newspaper. My hobbies are listening to music, walking in my free time or talking to friends. I am the most generous person you can meet.
Janah Green
Janah Green, Staff Writer and Photographer
My name is Janah. I am a senior graduating in 2024. This is my first year on newspaper and yearbook staff and I am very excited to take pictures for this year and to enjoy my last year in high school. I like art and drawing and going out with friends to the mall. I also like to paint cartoon creatures. When I graduate, I want to go to school for nursing.

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