LAURINBURG — The annual Scotland High School Homecoming Parade will take place this afternoon ahead tonight’s football game against the Hoke County Bucks.
The parade begins at 4 p.m. at Scotland High School. The procession will move down West Church Street to Main Street, then back to the high school. It should last about an hour, school officials said.
The football game against the Bucks will begin at 7:30 p.m. During halftime the homecoming queen and courts will be announced.
During the parade, the band will march, cheerleaders will dance, football players will ride in trucks and 14 floats will line the streets in effort to pump up Fighting Scots fans for the big game.
“I believe we may have some middle and elementary schools participating in the parade as well,” said Jacob Glenn, science teacher and key club advisor.
Taking part will be three elementary schools — Laurel Hill, I Ellis Johnson, Covington Street Elementary along with Carver Middle School.
The parade float themes are: Beat the Buck built by the National Art Honor Society, Beat Down the Bucks by the Health Occupation Students of America, Who Let the Scots Out by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Bury the Bucks by the Anchor Club, Hasta La Bucks by the Spanish Club, Watch Our For Our Hard Drive by the Technology Student Association, Off With Their Antlers by the Creative Writing club, and Today’s Special: Buck Stew by the Key Club.
Each float will be decorated with school colors in honor of the game. The candidates for homecoming queens will also take part in the parade.
The homecoming court this year is: Erica Locklear and escort, Justin Ingram; Adriena McNeil and escort, Timon McMillian; Michelle Norton and escort, Andrew Nemeth; Mariah Wright and escort, Keshawn Covington; Kelsey Smith and escort, Bryan Baines; Amber Trivette and escort, Levi Pack; Ranasia Crosland and escort, Khalil McNair; Cassy Norton and escort, Jalen Poole; La’asia Jackson and escort, Savyione Davis; Haley Lockey and escort, Jeb Britt; Kenleigh Callaha and escort, Jonathon Smith; Tyla Lewis and escort, Travis Jackson; Jahnita Melvin and escort, Tyryn Terry; Sarah Burleson and escort, Mason Oxendine;and Katherine Jernigan and escort, Sullivan Sellers.
Last year’s homecoming queen, Amara Cromaritie, will be handing off the crown to the 2016 homecoming queen.
For information, contact Scotland High School at 910-276-7370.
Abby Hackmann can be reached at 910-506-3171.