500 cheer for Coronado during annual parade through Old Town
An estimated 500 people cheered on the 35th annual Coronado High School parade and pep rally in Old Colorado City
Saturday morning, Oct. 9.
“It was great to see the community involved,” said Josué Palacios, student government advisor for the school. The parade, organized by CHS' Student Council, sallied down Colorado Avenue from 28th Street to Bancroft Park. Featured were the football team, cheerleaders and homecoming royalty; other parade entries included additional CHS sports teams, as well as school clubs, Westside elementary schools and Holmes Middle School.
A last-minute change, which turned out well, was the area T-Bird Club's loaning convertibles to transport the Homecoming royalty down the avenue. “It fit our theme of 'Rock and Roll High School,'” Palacios said.
Coronado played its Homecoming Game that afternoon against Regis High School out of Denver. Coronado lost by a fairly large margin, but the “school spirit remained high from beginning to end,” Palacios said.
The Homecoming Dance that night had a “super-huge turnout” of 1,200, he said.
Also important to some was the victory by the senior girls in the annual Powder Puff football game.
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