Northwest honors first-ever homecoming queen at game
Northwest honors first-ever homecoming queen at game
Posted on 10/08/2018
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JoNell Mitchell walks on the field during the homecoming ceremony

Northwest High School honored JoNell Mitchell (née Pittman), its first-ever homecoming queen, at its game on Friday, Oct. 5, during the halftime ceremony recognizing this year’s homecoming court.

Mrs. Mitchell was crowned homecoming queen in 1950, just a few years after Northwest ISD consolidated from several smaller school districts. She was the first homecoming queen in school history, and at this year’s homecoming game she was “re-crowned” to thank her for her support of the school district.

Nephews of Mrs. Mitchell, Northwest graduates Kevin Howard (Class of 1981) and Kris Howard (Class of 1984), led her onto the field after her son, Mark Mitchell, and daughter, Dana Wilson, provided her new crown and a bouquet of flowers. Finally, “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” was played, the song that played when Mrs. Mitchell was first crowned.

To see a video of Mrs. Mitchell reminiscing on being named Northwest High School’s first homecoming queen, click here.