By Maddie Yang and Claire Bold,
The Davis High Homecoming parade showed off the Blue Devils’ spirit, pride and enthusiasm to the public in Downtown Davis on Friday, Oct. 9. An audience of bystanders, students and families gathered to celebrate and take photos of the highly anticipated parade.
The parade was guided by the DHS pep band, marching through the streets and playing upbeat songs to set the mood.
“We played pretty well and it was a blast!” sophomore trumpet player Evan Belk said.
This year, the parade included groups that are off-campus but still a part of the Davis Joint Unified School District system. For example, this was the first time that Da Vinci Charter Academy had its own float.
“It was fun cheering on our Da Vinci community and being part of Davis High. Let’s make it bigger and better next year!” Da Vinci junior Emma Cox-Gregory said.
Aside from the new additions, many familiar faces were back in the parade, ranging from the football, water polo and women’s tennis teams to clubs such as Green Team and Car Club.
The sophomore float sung through the streets with country music, the junior float rolled by with rock music and the senior float moved to the beat of hip-hop.
“I liked the sophomore float because it really represented the theme and looked like it had the most effort put into it,” sophomore Shauna Wallace said. “It was a good first Homecoming [parade] experience.”
Junior Sam Moore, part of the Student Government committee in charge of the Homecoming parade, thought that the parade was great overall.
“I had never been in a committee before and although it was very stressful I’m so happy with the way the parade came out,” Moore said.