By Talullah Manghise,
The annual Davis High Homecoming parade made its way through Downtown Davis at 1:30 pm on Friday, Oct. 13. Students, parents and other Davis residents lined the streets cheering on the parade participants and taking pictures of the floats on their smartphones.
Leading the parade was the DHS Pep Band.
“It felt really good to finally play all these songs downtown. We had a couple practices before this, but nothing could really prepare us for marching in the heat,” sophomore euphonium player Jacob DeBrito said.
DHS staff, club and team floats followed the pep band, blasting music, throwing candy and leading cheers as they paraded back to DHS.
“It think it went really well. It was really fun and everyone was getting into it,” sophomore Marú Marquez said. “I can’t wait for more years to come.”
The sophomore, junior and senior class floats were the closing acts of this year’s parade, all vying for the top spot as the spookiest class float.
“It was really fun. A little scary at times with all the bumps, but it was super fun and a really good way get pumped for the game tonight with the chanting and cheering,” senior Shauna Wallace said.
Student government put in lots of effort to make the parade a successful one, and the result was rewarding, according to Junior Class President Kenneth Wang.
“I think the fact that us students can put together our individual floats in less than four days and also create this diverse and representative parade is incredibly special, and I know that our community can directly see our school spirit on full display,” Wang said.