The Tradition Continues

Homecoming and it’s week of festivities would not have been complete without Antioch’s long established tradition of parade, bonfire.

Although football games dominate the minds of a majority of students for the first few months of school, homecoming is a week-long event that sets students up for a hopeful beginning of the year.

“The atmosphere was hype,” sophomore Sebastian Schofield said. “Everyone enjoys the dance and gets ready for the following Friday night lights.”

The classic homecoming parade that took to the streets of Antioch had excited families and friends lining Main Street in order to see the proud Sequoit alumni, athletes, clubs and Homecoming court make their way down to the big event at the stadium. As an important aspect of Homecoming, the elected court rode with style during Thursday’s parade in vehicles sponsored by Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch. Not only did all court members receive sashes of honor, but the crowned senior king and queen (pictured left) Booker Grass and Jackalyn Geraty led the parade to the bonfire, as has been done for decades.

Following the dozens of floats, crowds gathered together at the stadium to root on the varsity sports teams’ dance performances and celebrate the burning of the Grant Bulldog mascot in lieu of Friday’s game against the neighboring Fox Lake school.

“Seeing everyone come together was special,” freshman lord Jake Bay said. “I am excited to spend time with my date at homecoming.”

With much spirit and appreciation in the air, Homecoming continues to be a top event in the opinions of most Sequoits, creating unforgettable memories while uniting all grades in pride for the school and community.