The parade also served as a celebration of the new year at the high school.
The parade started off with JROTC members who led the way, a performance by the Lebanon High School marching band under the direction of Eric Spear and Ben Chanel and then a recognition of all of the sports teams. There were several floats to introduce the varsity football team, freshman football team, followed by the varsity and freshmen cheerleaders, girl’s soccer team and a presentation from Lebanon’s dance team.
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All of the club organizations made floats to represent each of Lebanon’s classes. Some of the class members worked on floats since last year due to all of the school events.
The freshmen homecoming queen and king were Yosari Calderon and Ty Bailey. The sophomore queen and king were Jenna Simms and Levi Sampson. The junior queen and king were Shea Otis and Thomas Bryant.
This year’s senior homecoming king and queen were announced at Friday night’s game. Danielle Redmond and Ryan Fung, Zia Hamilton and Hayden Bone and Sidney Kurtz and Jonathan Presley were in the running.
“The parade is a good way to kick off things to get the students to show their Blue Devil pride and to engage with the community,” said teacher Raychel Goodman.
The senior float was represented by Caitlyn King, Megan Jaselski, Reid Owen, Cameron Wisdom, Zack Green, Shivam Desai, Arlie Birket, Carlie Fox, Joseph Whitefield and Leah Brandt.
The junior float, which appeared to be a crowd favorite, was represented by Bentley Spicer, Alex O’Dell, Izzy Magana, Gigi White, Alex Nugent and Samantha Stubblefield.
The sophomore float was represented by Bibiano Zirmeno, Isabella Beene, Morgan Jones, Jackson Burdine, Claudia Kalaj and Cullen Haverstick.
The freshmen class was represented on its parade float by Kendall Arnold, Catherine Duncan, Landry Dixon, Addie Grace Porter, Emma Minter, Nicole Dukes and Molly and Maggie Hemontolor.