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DHS Circle of Champions Parade

Circle of Champions Parade

DeSoto High School has so many awards and accolades to celebrate that we’re having a parade!  The Circle of Champions parade is scheduled for Thursday, April 28, 2022, starting at 5:30 p.m.  The parade route begins on the campus of Amber Terrace and proceeds east on Terrace to Hampton Road,  north on Hampton to Eagle Drive, west onto Eagle Drive ending at Eagle Stadium.  The entry fee is $10 with proceeds benefiting the Class of 2022.

The many celebrants for this parade are spearheaded by the repeat State Champion Girls Basketball Team!  The DHS girls basketball team made history in 2021 by winning the first state championship in the history of the district. Led by the seven returning seniors, who were all nominated for the McDonald’s All American team, they dominated on their “Legacy Tour” to win back-to-back state championships.

Joining the celebration is the Grammy Music Teacher of the Year Finalist directed DHS choir celebrating two-time State Honor Choir student Alexandria Ellison.  The celebration also includes recognition of the choir’s invitations to perform on national stages including this year’s performances at the Southwestern American Choral Directors Association(SWADCA) in Arkansas and their Aloha Performance in Honolulu, Hawaii.

DHS band will not be left out of this celebration as they continue to revel in the accolades received after their recent invited performance during the HBCU National Band Directors Consortium Convention in Atlanta, GA. Students rehearsed on average 12 hours per week outside of school, sacrificing weekends, Winter and Spring breaks, to master the collegiate level pieces they performed.  The overall performance was so well-received that  students were offered scholarships on the spot!

Where there is music, there is dance, and the DHS dance teams did not disappoint at the Crowd Pleasers Dance Competition in Grand Prairie. Many of these students were the legacy of  alumni and former Eaglette instructor Kristi Freeman, who passed away suddenly and was being memorialized on the same day. The Eaglettes dedicated their season to her memory, and danced away with the varsity team winning Grand Champion and JV winning for their prop routine, along with academic achievement recognition.

Additionally, our top ten students from the class of 2022 will be recognized along with several students who have received full-ride scholarships from major colleges and universities!

Complete and submit your entry form no later than Friday, April 15, to join the parade. Please make money orders payable to DeSoto High School Senior Class and include a copy of the driver’s license and proof of insurance of the main driver in the parade.  Remit completed form and payment to: The Eagle Suite at DeSoto High School, 600 Eagle Drive, DeSoto, Texas 75115, ATTN: Mrs. Catherine Spivey (Eagle Suite).  Should you have any questions, Mrs. Spivey can be reached at Catherine.Spivey@DeSotoISD.org.

There’s so much to celebrate, so join us, either with an entry or watching from the route, as we celebrate our Circle of Champions!

About DeSoto Independent School District

DeSoto ISD is a public independent school district serving more than 7,400 students and 1,000 employees. The district comprises 10 campuses serving students from early childhood through graduation. DeSoto ISD’s mission is to ensure students, without exception, learn and grow at their highest level. The District’s 2021 Be The Future Strategic Plan focuses on equity, access, and excellence in an effort to provide a holistic and well-rounded educational experience to students and families in DeSoto, Glenn Heights, and Ovilla.

For more information about DeSoto ISD, visit www.desotoisd.org.

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