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YISD represented at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Ysleta ISD was proudly represented by current and former students at the 97th Edition of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, which took place on Thanksgiving Day in New York City.Eastwood and Hanks HS graduates


Eastwood High School Trooperettes, Maya Covey and Isabella Lopez, performed with the Spirit of America Performance Team.  The young dancers and cheerleaders of Spirit of America Dance and Spirit of America Cheer included more than 1,200 of the best dancers and cheerleader performers from across the United States.


In addition, two class of 2023 graduates, currently attending Texas Tech University, performed as part of the Texas Tech University Goin' Band from Raiderland.  Texas Tech freshmen Michael Barlow (Eastwood High School) and Allie Ahonen-Bray (Hanks High School) took in the sites of New York and marched as one of twelve marching bands in this year's parade. This was the Goin' Band’s debut in the 2023 Parade, representing the state of Texas and celebrating Texas Tech's centennial year.

(Trooperette photo courtesy of Paul Covey)