The Hyde Park Community Celebrates Homecoming!
Rain or shine, the HP Community was ready for Homecoming on November 6th!
To celebrate our core value of community, Homecoming provides an opportunity to welcome HP alumni, parents, teachers and students to the beautiful 50+ acre campus at the Quarries. Homecoming at HP provides a small-town atmosphere in the heart of Austin as crowds gathered for a host of pre-game activities. After school, the HP County Fair, complete with a cake walk, an obstacle course, a photo booth, a donut-eating competition, and more ... allowed Panther Fans of all ages to laugh, eat, play, and celebrate together! A wonderful ceremony honoring previous HP School Board President, Bob Liverman, took place at the conclusion of the County Fair. Mr. Liverman and his wife Cindy were thanked for many years of service by HP Head of School Leanne Messer, previous HP Superintendent Dr. Jim Grunert, and HPBC Executive Pastor Kent Jennings as a plaque was unveiled in the HP Courtyard with friends and family gathered in support.
At the conclusion of the outstanding BBQ Dinner hosted by the Senior Class, the festivities continued as the HP Senior Football Players, Cheerleaders and Prancers were honored on the field prior to kickoff. In the weeks prior to Homecoming, the HP Community had the opportunity to purchase tickets for a chance to win a one-year lease of a brand new Jeep Wrangler generously donated by our friends at Apple Leasing. Proceeds from the raffle benefit The HP Schools Foundation and our 2015 Annual Fund. This year’s Jeep drawing winner was HP High School Parent, Elizabeth Montoya. Additional halftime highlights included the introductions of the Middle School and High School Homecoming Court members. Seniors Travis Stanford and Sandra Munoz were crowned 2015 HP Homecoming Court King and Queen. Attending Hyde Park since Kindergarten, Travis and Sandra have been very involved at HP throughout their high school years. This fall, Travis is a member of the HP Football Program and Sandra is a member of the Hyde Park Prancers Dance Program. The HP Football Team completed the season 8-1 after a hard-fought battle against Holy Cross. As district co-champions, the Panthers, under the leadership of Head Coach Dean Campbell, will travel to take on Fort Worth Christian on November 13th at 7 p.m. in the first round of the state playoffs. From the county fair, to the BBQ, to the introduction of the halftime Homecoming court, the Hyde Park family enjoyed a day of community at Homecoming 2015.