WHAT: South El Monte High School will celebrate 25 years in the South El Monte community with a celebratory homecoming parade from City Hall to Eagle Stadium, led by the school’s drill team, cheer, band and color guard. The hour-long parade will feature cars carrying current SEMHS staff who opened the school 25 years ago and dignitaries from the District and city.

Professional boxer and SEMHS alumnus Joseph “Jojo” Diaz, Jr. will serve as the parade’s grand marshal. Latino pop singer and SEMHS alum Raymundo Monge will perform the National Anthem. A firework show will follow the coronation of a homecoming king and queen during halftime.

WHEN: 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22

WHERE: South El Monte City Hall (Homecoming parade begins at 5 p.m.)
1415 Santa Anita Ave., South El Monte

Eagle Stadium (Homecoming game begins at 7 p.m.)
1001 N. Durfee Ave., South El Monte

DETAILS: South El Monte High School, which opened in September 1992, is the newest comprehensive high school in the El Monte Union High School District and the only high school in South El Monte. The school’s celebratory parade starts at South El Monte City Hall and winds through the city to reach the stadium, where the football team will battle Mountain View High School. General admission game tickets can be purchased at City Hall or at the stadium entrance.