Many are calling it the best Homecoming Parade in memory.
After a year off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was clear that people were ready to hit the streets and have some fun. With the theme “Out of This World,” close to 30 floats participated in this year’s parade which benefitted from perfect conditions.
The parade used to be a high school event, but over the years many of the middle and elementary schools in WPS have joined in making it a community-wide event.
Here are the parade float winners:
Most Spirit: Ranum Middle School
Most Patriotic: AFJROTC
Most Creative: Metropolitan Arts Academy
Most Academic: Career Technical Education
Best Depiction of Theme: Orchard Park Academy, ECC at FM Day
Best Bribe of Judges: Fairview
Happiest Team/Coach: Football and Greg Mattei
Most Soul: Marching Band
Most Exciting Future: Westy Athletics-Futures and Juniors programs