Wednesday afternoon began with the annual Homecoming Parade hosted by PHS Cheer as thousands of Eagle fans and community members filled the streets. This year’s parade featured Grand Marshall Hop Spradley, Prosper Mayor Ray Smith, Town Council members, Past Homecoming Queens, Current Homecoming Court, the PISD Administration led by Superintendent Dr. Drew Watkins, the PHS cheer, drill team and Mighty Eagle Band as well as almost 90 floats to highlight the quality teams, programs, activities and community in Prosper.
Following the pep rally, crowds converged at the high school to enjoy food trucks and fellowship followed by the Annual Community Pep Rally. The pep rally featured presentations from PHS Cheer, the Mighty Eagle Band, the Talonettes, Spirit Leaders, Rogers and Reynolds Cheer, Rogers and Reynolds Drill Teams and more. In the middle of the excitement, University Interscholastic League (UIL) officials were on hand to present PHS with the coveted UIL Lone Star Cup.
The Lone Star Cup is the top award presented by UIL to only 6 schools in the state, one from each conference. Last year Prosper dominated the competition winning the Lone Star Cup in conference 5A with 102 points, 19 points above second-placed Highland Park. Points were accumulated based upon team performance at the district, regional and state levels in the areas of Academics, Athletics and Fine Arts. Last year’s performances resulted in multiple State Champions and State Medalists for the school contributing to the top performance in the Lone Star Cup competition.
Following the Pep Rally, Prosper fans walked outside to enjoy a celebratory ending with a fireworks show hosted by the Eagle Touchdown Club. As the school marches into Conference 6A, sites are set on bringing home a second Lone Star Cup to the fans and community of Prosper.