Parade To Honor State Champs

A victory parade has been scheduled to honor the 2017 back-to-back State Champion Highland Park football and tennis teams.

“Like last year, this community celebration will be a fun event for the entire family,” HPISD officials announced in a press release.

The parade will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 on the west side of the high school on Douglas Avenue, and end at Goar Park.

Both teams will be celebrated with a special program following the parade at the Goar Park gazebo.

The parade will feature the football and tennis players and coaches, the award-winning Highlander Band, the Highland Belles, cheerleaders, and Scotsmen, the Sparkling Scots, and members of 1945, 1957, 2005 and 2016 State Championship football teams. The 2017 football and tennis teams will be available to sign autographs after the Goar Park presentation.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 40’s tomorrow so dress warmly. If the parade must be postponed because of weather, the district will communicate information through its text messaging and email systems, on its Facebook and Twitter feeds, and with a post on the front page of If the parade is postponed, Saturday, Jan. 20 will serve as the backup date.

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Bianca R. Montes

Bianca Montes is an award-winning journalist and former Managing Editor of Park Cities People. She currently serves as a Senior Editor with D Magazine's D CEO publication. You can reach her by email at Bianca.Montes@Dmagazine or follow her on Instagram @Bianca_TBD. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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