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Monday, September 20, 2010

Roscoe High School Homecoming 2010

Roscoe High School exes from near and far gathered this weekend for Homecoming, the first since 2007.  The event began with a Friday afternoon pep rally to a packed audience in the new gym, followed by a baked potato supper in the cafeteria and a football game on Plowboy Field against the Merkel Badgers.  The game didn’t turn out as hoped since the Badgers won, but it didn’t seem to matter all that much to many who attended, because they were busy on the sidelines and in the stands reuniting with old classmates whom they hadn’t seen in years or even decades.  After the game, there was another gathering for coffee in the cafeteria, while some classes had reunions and parties at the homes of local grads. 

Saturday morning’s registration with coffee and doughnuts in the cafeteria was followed by a brisket lunch at 12:00 and a program and business meeting at 12:30.  Jacob Tiemann informed exes of Roscoe High’s new designation as Roscoe Collegiate High School.  As recipients of a grant funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundations, Roscoe High now offers college-level classes to aspiring juniors and seniors, and last year actually offered a graduating senior its first Associate’s Degree.  Robert McBride reviewed highlights and memories of Roscoe High over the decades and also explained why the old high school building, in continuous use since 1938, will soon be coming down to make way for a new one.  He invited everyone to walk the halls of the old building one last time, and many did so at the conclusion of the meeting, while others gathered and reminisced at the Roscoe Historical Museum downtown.

Individual classes and groupings of classes gathered on Saturday evening at various venues, and, as far as I know, a good time was had by all.  

Homecoming 2010 Slideshow Click to view. 


  1. Why no homecoming for the last three years?

  2. Roscoe does homecoming every third year. I don't know why it isn't more often.

  3. I suppose the question of homecomings has it's pros and cons. I live in Minnesota and it is a long drive, but I made it three years ago, as well as this year.
    The opportunity to visit with old friends and acquaintances surely makes the drive worth every mile of it.
    Would I make that drive every year? Many factors would determine that.
    Having said that, I can see where many alums would like to see the homecoming more often. I am sure there are many more former students who live in Texas than who do not. However, as big as she is, driving across Texas can be further than driving across several states combined.
    My opinion!

  4. Homecoming will stay every third year for now, by a simple majority the alums at the homecoming luncheon voted to keep it that way and the homecoming committee honored that majority on Monday October 4 2010 and set the next homecoming for 2013. As the new president of the homecoming committee I hope to see more involvement from everyone, please help me make 2013 a good one.
    I could barely contain my emotions at the Alumni Luncheon this year; I will dearly miss the old building.
    Robert R. McBride

  5. Is this a BIG JOKE??? The Roscoe COLLEGIATE HIGH??? What kinda stuff are people drinking down there??? I think the commaunists are taking over and I'm am going to have to get back to straighten it all out.

    Will they have any more psycho teacher like Miss Worthy, par ex??? INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW!!!



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