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Elgin celebrates homecoming week

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Homecoming king and queen, John Ukanda and Lauren Hiracheta, ecstatic to have been elected by their peers. Photo by Quinn DonoghueElgin high school’s Purple Diamonds bringing their energy to Wednesday’s pep rally. Photo by Erin Anderson

​It was the moment everyone had been waiting for.​At halftime of Friday night’s game between Elgin and Cedar Creek, the homecoming king and queen were announced. Art club member Lauren Hiracheta was voted as the queen, and marching band member John Ukanda was crowned as the king.​After high school, Hiracheta plans on attending Austin Community College for a few years before transferring to a university. She said she wants to study psychology and art in college but hopes to ultimately build a successful career in the artistic realm.​Ukanda, who plays saxophone for the EHS band, wants to attend either Texas ...

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