Selma prepares for homecoming festivitiesPublished 10:36pm Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Selma High School students have been waiting anxiously for Friday to arrive, as it is the day of their homecoming parade, football game and dance.
Patrick Evans, Selma High School athletic director, said students have been celebrating the days leading up to homecoming by having spirit week, hosted by the student government association.
“We got all kinds of events the students have been participating in all week, from gothic day to twin day to of course on Friday we will have our spirit day,” Evans said.
The homecoming parade will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, Evans said. The parade, which will be led by Mayor George Evans, will start at Selma High School and go down Broad Street, ending at City Hall. Along with the Selma High Marching Saints, homecoming court representatives from each class will be featured in the parade.
“It went well for us last year so we decided this year to do it again,” Evans said. “Last year was the first time we’ve had it in a while.”
Following the parade the football game will be held at Memorial Stadium, where the Saints will compete against Satsuma High School, a team they have never played.
“This is our last official home game,” Evans said. “We still have Ellwood Christian Academy, but that’s considered to be more of a split [home] game.”
Prior to kickoff, Selma seniors will be recognized on the field.
“There will be a presentation of all the senior football players, cheerleaders and band members prior to the kickoff,” Evans said. “Parents are encouraged to come early and celebrate their seniors.”
During halftime, the homecoming king and queen will be announced. And after the game, students will go back to the high school and celebrate the week with their homecoming dance.
“After our victory—which we are hoping will happen—we’ll come back to the school and have the student body dance,” Evans said, adding that the student government association has been working hard to ensure that the dance is a success.
“It’ll be something fun and exciting for everyone involved,” he said.
The football game will begin at 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Tickets cost $6.