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Homecoming parade by: Grace Elder and Gretchen Turner

On Friday, Oct. 1, SHS had their annual homecoming parade. The parade started at 7:30 p.m. at the school.

Bob Bohanan cuts the ribbon in honor of his 12 years of service as the district Assistant Superintendent. Photo by Grace Elder
SHS marching band students led off color guard and marching band with a banner that introduces them. Juniors Eli Honey and Guinevere Rugenstein hold each side of the banner in front of color guard. Photo by Grace Elder
(top) The SHS marching band marched and played throughout the parade. (bottom left) Former marching band Drum Major, Julia Dye, walks along the marching band voicing stepping patterns. (bottom middle) The drum players walk in a straight line together. (bottom right) The band waits for more instruction from instructor Jeff Maupin. Photos by Grace Elder
Principal Brian Knight smiles at the booster club while he prepares to throw candy into the cheering crowd. Photo by Grace Elder
ASL club holds a sign that reads "Talk To The Hand". Photo by Grace Elder
ASL teacher, Hendrix Evans, smiles as she walks behind the ASL club to support. Photo by Grace Elder
Junior homecoming prince, Drew Youmans, and princess, Rebecca Springer smile as they ride through the parade. Photo by Grace Elder
Juniors Lidia Sung and Kalista Cody pose for the camera while they finalize the float decorations. Photo by Grace Elder
Junior Carlie Streit reaches for more candy to give to the crowd. The juniors float decade was the 80's. Photo by Grace Elder
Math teacher, Tammy Tellas, smiles with pride as she drives her convertible by the crowd. Photo by Grace Elder
Sophomore Kaia Heaton takes a drink of water (left) then laughs in embarrassment once she sees the camera (right). Photo by Grace Elder
Sophomores Ellie Herwehe and Nolan Roll wave and pass out candy to the crowds of people on the sidewalks. Photo by Grace Elder
The Sophomores stand on their float before the parade begins. Their class float decade was the 90's, Photo by Grace Elder
Freshman homecoming court throws skittles into the crowd. Photo by Grace Elder
(left) The freshmen smile as they finalize their float before the parade begins. (right) The class of 2025's decade was the 20's. Photo by Grace Elder
SHS cross country member has "SOPO" drawn on his back in red and black. Photo by Grace Elder
The girls soccer team wave around large cut outs of the senior players. Photo by Grace Elder
Senior soccer players yell, laugh and hand out candy during the parade. Photo by Grace Elder
School board member Ken Mertz throws candy out of the car during the parade. Photo by Grace Elder
Senior Hope Reynolds throws candy with the SHS girls volleyball team. Photo by Grace Elder
The SHS CyberCards had a float in the parade for the first time this year. The team built a moving float, something that SHS hadn't seen before. Photo by Gretchen Turner
The robotics team hang out by the float before the parade begins. Sophomore Katie Essex waves by the Robo Card at the end of the parade. Photo by Grace Elder
(left) The back of the junior class float is decorated with a Pac-Man theme for the eighties. (right) [MEMBER] poses while on the SHS pride float. This is the first year that the pride club had a float in the parade. Photos by Gretchen Turner

2020-21 teacher of the year Mary Wheeler throws candy while riding in her float during the parade. Photo by Gretchen Turner

The SHS dance team during their debut performance at the parade. Photo by
(left) The dance team dances the parade away while music from their float plays. (right) The girls stay in organized lines while dancing and laughing with their teammates.
Freshman Sofia Nool laughs while dancing to "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston.
Junior Jazlyn Jackson holds junior Grayson Meece while they celebrate. Photo by Grace Elder
A little girls picks up candy after the RDM float passes by. Photo by Grace Elder
The SHS lunch staff has a banner that reads "Lunch Ladies Rock". They decked it out with school spirit colored balloons. Photo by Grace Elder
Past SHS students ride in the parade together. They have signs that say "Southport Alumni." Photo by Grace Elder