Durango High School Homecoming Parade returns after 9-year hiatus

The parade will start at the Strater Hotel and end at Buckley Park. Parade organizers Ashley Forrest, Senior Student Body Present, and Molly Martinez, Junior Class President, have worked hard with other student leaders to bring the event back and celebrate with the community.

“I am really excited for the parade and to get this tradition back up and running,” said Martinez.
“It’s important to recognize school spirit and Demon pride,” said Forrest.

Martinez said student council members are working hard on organizing floats for each grade,
and some DHS clubs will also participate. “For the junior float, we are deciding between a rap battle or ’20s era,” said Martinez. Local businesses have provided sponsorships for the parade. The student council members said they hope community members and DHS alumni show up to cheer on the students.

The Homecoming football game on Oct. 7 is also open to the public. This year, a local Native American drumming group will join the game festivities as part of the celebration of Indigenous Peoples Days on Oct. 11. “Red Sea” T-Shirts are available for purchase at the DHS Commons during lunch and will also be available at the game.

DHS students will enjoy events every day during Homecoming Week, including Powder Puff game for girls, Macho Men volleyball for boys, and the Homecoming Dance on Oct. 8.

“I just think it’s exciting to bring back tradition, and I love being at the head of it,” said Forrest.
"We want to recognize our outstanding students who participate in activities.”