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Victoria homeschool homecoming time for glamour, celebration

By Andrea Wise
Oct. 11, 2012 at 5:11 a.m.

Sixth-grader Faith Kucera, 11, puts on  high heels in her bedroom before heading off to dinner with friends before the home-school homecoming dance.

Faith Kucera's light brown hair bounced behind her as she ran into her older sisters' room. Her 11-year-old face isn't normally covered in makeup but for the night, her mom let her get all dolled up. Faith and her three older sisters attended a family-oriented homecoming dance put on by the Victoria Cobra Football organization.

"I will so beat all of these girls on the dance floor," laughed Faith.

About 80 of Victoria's home-schooled students attended the dance at the Victoria All Star Dance Academy on Oct. 6.

They enjoyed the day with football and friends, moms and mums, dates and a whole lot of dancing.

The students nominated their homecoming court earlier in the day at halftime of the Victoria Home-school Cobras six-on-six football game. The king and queen accepted their crowns that evening at the dance.

While the girls in Faith's homecoming group are aware of common home-school misconceptions, they didn't let that stop them from having a good time.

"We're not aliens - we're normal people," joked sophomore Lindsey Moreno, a 15-year-old whose sixth-grade sister was also part of the group.

Cobra Head Coach Tim Harris, one of the lead organizers of the second annual home-school homecoming dance, summed up the night. "Home-school kids like to have a good time, too."

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