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Dickinson, Texas 77539



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Old yearbooks available for purchase through
DHS Library

Throughout Homecoming Week, Dickinson High School is inviting alumni to travel down memory lane by browsing through old yearbooks in the Dickinson High School Library. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a cookie, while you remember decades of Gator history captured in the yearbooks from 1937 to 2013.


The school has extra yearbooks from many of these years and they will be available for purchase for a donation of any amount. Donations will go toward the purchase of additional library books, magazines and on-line readers for Dickinson High School students.


The library will be open to guests from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 16, 17, 19 and 20 and from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. 



Homecoming Court
to the 2013 Dickinson
High School Homecoming Court
Freshman Knight:
Deuce Diaz
Mercedes Nunez
Sophomore Duke:
Jordan Myers
Sophomore Duchess:
Mallory Moore
Junior Prince:
Stephen Hughes
Junior Princess:
Maria Santos
Senior King Candidates:
Justin Gitrey
Emmett Hussey
Marcus Ingram
Ramiro Morales
Alec Randle
Senior Queen
Alyssa Gonzales
Chloe Mark
Denise Salinas
Victoria Vo
Mallorie Watkins
The 2013 Homecoming King will be crowned at the pep rally immediately following the parade on Wednesday, September 18. The Homecoming Queen will be announced at 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 20 before the start of the 7 p.m. game kick-off. 
Special Homecoming Edition
September 2013
75th football anniversary logo  
Dickinson High School
2013 Homecoming Festivities

Celebrating "A Gator Tradition"
75 Years of Gator Football

Celebrating "A Gator Tradition" will highlight the 2013 Dickinson High School Homecoming festivities as Dickinson ISD honors the 75th anniversary of Gator football in the district. Several events are scheduled the week of September 16 to show school and community spirit, including the annual Homecoming Parade, Community Pep Rally, Crowning of the Homecoming Queen and King, honoring DHS alumnus Donnie Little with a football jersey retirement and, of course, the DHS Homecoming game.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Homecoming Pep Rally, Community Pep Rally
Crowning of the Homecoming King and
Jersey Retirement Ceremony honoring Donnie Little


Homecoming festivities will kick off on Wednesday, September 18 with the annual Dickinson High School Homecoming Parade. Donnie Little will serve as the Grand Marshal of the parade, which starts at 5:30 p.m. at the shopping center at the corner of FM 517 and FM 1266 (Dickinson Avenue). Line-up for those participating in the parade is at 4:45 p.m. The community is invited to line the streets to watch the parade as it heads down FM 517, turning on Baker Drive in front of Dickinson High School and ending at Sam Vitanza Stadium. The parade will feature lots of floats and other entries from schools throughout Dickinson ISD as well as community groups promoting the theme of "A Gator Tradition."


Immediately following the parade, a Community Pep Rally is planned at Sam Vitanza Stadium highlighted by a recognition of the football players, performances by the Band, Cheerleaders and Diamonds Drill Team, parade awards, crowning of the Homecoming King and a ceremony to retire the football jersey of Donnie Little. A reception is planned at the end of the pep rally in the foyer of the Dickinson High School competition gymnasium for those wanting a chance to talk to Little. In case of inclement weather, the pep rally will also be held inside the gymnasium.


Donnie Little 1977 Little is being honored in recognition of his contributions to both high school and college football. He started playing football at Dickinson High School during his junior year and helped the team make an appearance in the playoffs in 1976. He went on to lead Dickinson High School as quarterback to a victory at the 1977 Class 3A Football State Championship.  




Donnie Little 2013 After graduating from Dickinson High School in 1978, Little is remembered by many as the first black quarterback to start for the University of Texas Longhorns Football Team. His contributions to football were recognized when he was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Waco this past May. Little and his wife, Janice, reside in Round Rock, Texas. The couple has two sons who have followed in their father's footsteps of playing high school football. Little is proud to say that the first song his sons ever learned was the "Gator Fight Song." A football jersey bearing Little's number, #1, will be framed and on display in the Dickinson ISD Barry Lussier Field House later this year.


Friday, September 20, 2013
Crowning of the Homecoming Queen

and Homecoming Game


The Homecoming Game is scheduled for Friday, September 20 at Sam Vitanza Stadium. Everyone is encouraged to arrive early, by 6:30 p.m., for the pre-game Homecoming festivities, including the introduction of the Homecoming Court and the crowning of the 2013 Homecoming Queen. Game time kickoff is at 7 p.m. At halftime, stay to be entertained by the Dickinson High School Gator Marching Band and the Dickinson Diamonds Drill Team, as well as the Dickinson High School Cheerleaders throughout the game. Donnie Little and his family will be recognized at the end of the halftime performances for his contributions to the Gator football program.