Special to The Independent
Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School held their annual Homecoming varsity football game on Thursday, October 24, 2019. The Homecoming game and festivities were pushed up a day due to stormy weather expected that Friday, and but Thursday night change did not put a damper on any of the celebrations. Immediately following the 30-0 victory against Headland High School, Montgomery Catholic President Anne Ceasar had the distinct honor of crowning the 2019 Homecoming Queen and King, Miss Anna Michael DuBois and Mr. Minh Tan Vo.
Before the game, Mrs. Ceasar, along with Principal Justin Castanza and Athletic Director Daniel Veres, honored the members of the 2019 Girls Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field State Championship team, along with their coaches, and presented them with their State Championship rings.
On Friday evening, Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School welcomed all Alumni home with Mass, hosted by the class of 1988 and said by Father Den Irwin, class of 1988. Immediately following, Alumni and their families enjoyed a special Alumni dinner in the new gym’s Partners in Catholic Education (PICE) Knights Arena. Alumni and guests, including the classes of 1959, 1988, 1994, 1999, and 2009 who were celebrating reunions, enjoyed a delicious meal from Jim-N-Nick’s Bar-B-Q while catching up with old classmates.
The week leading up to the Homecoming football game was full of activities and excitement, including themed spirit days and the high school field day. On Thursday evening, the first-ever elementary Squire Walk was held. Students from the St. Bede and Holy Spirit campuses processed through the inflatable helmet to greet the Big Knights varsity football team as they took the field. A shut-out victory over Headland capped off the Knights’ perfect 10-0 season, a feat not seen since 1979. After the Alumni finished their meal, the Middle School campus held their fall dance in the Dolly Barranco Center. The High School campus ended the week with their Homecoming Dance on Saturday.