Community turns out for Homecoming tradition

Published 6:56 pm Friday, October 12, 2018

In a classic tradition of school spirit and community unity, Washingtonians gathered in the hundreds on Main Street on Friday afternoon to celebrate the annual Washington High School Homecoming Parade. Although the Pam Pack homecoming game against South Lenoir was rescheduled for last Wednesday due to Tropical Storm Michael, young and old alike still showed up in force for the celebration. From Washington athletes and club members to kids representing P.S. Jones and Eastern Elementary, the event proved to be a fun time for all.

KING AND QUEEN: WHS Homecoming King Kaci Foreman and Homecoming Queen Jasmin Corprew smile for the crowd. (Matt Debnam/Dailly News)

SCHOOL SPIRIT: The WHS cheerleading squad makes some noise from atop a Washington Fire-Rescue-EMS truck. (Matt Debnam/Daily News)

FOOTBALL STARS: Members of the WHS football team hang out of a Beaufort County Schools bus, greeting spectators. (Matt Debnam/Washington Daily News)

HORNS UP: Student musicians with the Washington High School Marching Band put some pep in the steps of their fellow students. (Matt Debnam/Daily News)

DEMON PRIDE: Members of the P.S. Jones volleyball team ride atop a trailered boat during the parade. (Matt Debnam/Daily News)

WAVING TO THE CROWD: A young girl waves to the crowd from the Le Moulin Rouge de Danse float. (Matt Debnam/Daily News)

CLASS OF 2031: While the WHS Homecoming court were the stars of the show, a group of Eastern Elementary students followed in their wake, each wearing signs showing their high school aspirations.