Cardinal Brief: Oct. 18-22


Maddie Coe

MHS announces the 2021 Homecoming Court. Pictured from left to right: Ashton Mitchell-Johnson, Emily Walters, Kale Brakebill, Ally Stinton, Jackson Thomas, Mattie McGrady, Logan Lowery, Brooklee Waltrip, Ty Girouard, and Liberty Davis.

Abbie Chaloupka, Co-Editor-in-Chief

The last Cardinal Update was Oct. 15, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. Check back daily for updates!

Cardinal Update

  • Congratulations to the 2021 Homecoming Court. Nominees for king are Logan Lowery, Ashton Mitchell-Johnson, Kale Brakebill, Ty Girouard, and Jackson Thomas. Nominees for queen are Brooklee Waltrip, Emily Walters, Ally Stinton, Liberty Davis, and Mattie McGrady.
  • Homecoming Week is finally here! Dress-up Days are listed in the upcoming events below. Tailgating will be on Wednesday, Oct. 20 starting at 5 p.m. followed by the parade at 6:30 and then the pep rally at Cardinal Stadium. Click here to register a parade float. The game against Carrollton Ranchview will be Friday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. where the king and queen will be crowned at halftime. Click here to visit the Homecoming Week web page.
  • The homecoming dance has been postponed until Dec. 4. The theme will be “Winter Candyland,” and it will be held from 8:30 to 11 p.m. in the Student Union. The dance will be Sadie Hawkins style where the girls will invite the guys. Ticket information will be released soon.
  • Tickets for Melissa Theatre’s fall musical called “Nice Work If You Can Get It” are now on sale. Click here for more info.
  • Throughout the month of October, Interact Club is collecting gently used or new coats and jackets for families in Melissa, Anna, and surrounding Collin County communities. A drop-off box is located outside Mrs. Pinckney’s classroom, A316.
  • Yearbooks are still on sale. The price is now $60 through Nov. 30. Visit to order online, or see Ms. Nelson in Room #A136.
  • Senior Ads are available for purchase through Nov. 30. Visit to order online, or see Ms. Nelson in Room #A136. Click here for prices and more info.
  • The Melissa Education Foundation (MEF) will host a Community Playoff Tailgate on Saturday, Nov. 6 starting at 5 p.m. in Symmetry Plaza at the high school. Click here for more info.
Chloe Walton

Upcoming Events

  • Oct. 18 – Band Regional Marching Contest @ Celina – 7:15 p.m. – Click here for schedule
  • Oct. 18-22 – Homecoming Week:
    • Monday – Tacky Tourist Day
    • Tuesday – Decades Day (Seniors – 2000s, Juniors – 70s, Sophomores – 80s, Freshmen – 90s)
    • Wednesday – Jersey Day
    • Thursday – Country Western vs Country Club Day
    • Friday – Spirit Day
  • Oct. 19 – Varsity Tennis – Regional Quarter Finals
  • Oct. 19 – JV & Varsity Volleyball vs Aubrey – 5 & 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 20 – Homecoming Tailgate (5 p.m.), Parade (6:30 p.m.) & Pep Rally (7 p.m.)
  • Oct. 21 – 9th Football vs Harwood – 5 & 6:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 21 – JV Football @ Ranchview – 8 p.m.
  • Oct. 22 – Varsity & JV Volleyball vs Van Alstyne – 4:30 & 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 22 – Homecoming Game & Coronation – 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 25 – Staff Development Day; Student Holiday
  • Oct. 27 – Picture Retakes
  • Oct. 28 – SAT School Day

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