Mora County Notebook: Schools busy with homecoming festivities

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By Ruth Fort

Mora Schools are celebrating their homecoming. The results of the homecoming game and royalty will not be known until after the Friday Optic has gone to press. So we will have to wait for that until next week.

In the meantime the school is gearing up for a great week looking forward to seeing many of its alumni coming home for the big occasion.

During the week there were the usual fun activities along with the regular school work. Spirit Week Days were observed. Monday was Nerd/Fictional Character Day, Tuesday was Team Jersey/Pajama Day and Wednesday was Class Color Day –freshmen –black, sophomores -camouflage, juniors- blue and seniors-yellow.  Thursday will be Green and White Day to honor the teams and show school spirit.

On Wednesday, there was a pep rally for the high school and at 6 p.m. there was a royalty candidate show. It was open to the public.

During this event the candidates show their talents with skits, dances and musical performances. It is usually well attended by students, parents and families. On Thursday, Jan. 26 the Homecoming Parade took place.

The homecoming game was to start at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday where the Mora Rangers were  to play Santa Fe Prep. After the varsity game the homecoming royalty was scheduled to be crowned. We will look forward to see how all of this worked out. The students and teachers should have a great time.

Jack Rains wins spelling bee

On Tuesday morning the students from Wagon Mound and Mora gathered at the Mora School Board Room to hold the county spelling bee. The winners were: first place — Jack Rains from Mora, second place — Julia Trujillo from Wagon Mound and third place — Maria Garcia from Mora.

The person who pronounced the words for the contestants was Monica Romero. The judges were Roberta Garcia, Donna King, from Mora and Nick Trujillo and Macia Chavez from Wagon Mound.

The sponsor of the Wagon Mound contestants was Nick Trujillo.

The sponsor for the Mora students was Roberta Garcia.

There were 19 contestants, 10 from Mora and nine from Wagon Mound.  

One Wagon Mound competitor was unable to participate due to illness.
At the end the winning word was “hogan”

Ruth Fort is a Mora County correspondent. She may  be reached at (575) 387-6523. or ruthfortchacon@ yahoo.com.