Long County High School held its annual homecoming parade and community pep rally Thursday.
According to LCHS Principal Scotty Hattaway, there were 75 entries in the parade, which was the most in school history. He said that Smiley Elementary School won first place for having the best entry or float, with the runner-up award going to the school nutrition department, and third place going to the FFA club. The theme for homecoming was “This is how we Blue Tide.”
Retired teacher Miriam Murray was the parade’s grand marshal. According to Hattaway, Murray was an English teacher and counselor at LCHS who also led several clubs. He said she taught in the state’s school system for 39 years and is the secretary/treasurer of the Coastal Pines Technical College Foundation Board and president of her local chapter of Retired Educator’s Association. She is married to Carter Morton.
After the parade, a community pep rally was held at Veterans Stadium, where homecoming representatives from each high-school class were introduced. In addition, the football team, cheerleaders and band were on hand.
“We appreciate all of the organizers, the participants and those from our community that stuck around for the community pep rally afterwards. The level of enthusiasm and participation was great,” Hattaway said.