Sixth Street and Broadway from the school to downtown Cleveland were wrapped with orange and black and brimming with Clipper pride on Friday afternoon as the homecoming parade swaggered through.
The procession was led by the seventh and eighth grade band (above), which, playing the Clipper fight song, set the festive atmosphere.
Next came ranks of elementary students, homecoming royalty and a float by each of the six high school classes.
As the Clippers were taking on the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton in the football game, a bulldog was a universal motif.
Before the parade, students rallied at a pep fest in the new gym. AD Rich Kern brought up all the high school sports teams for introductions. Royalty played a guess-their counterpart’s answer game, and the pep band added to the festive atmosphere.
Wrap-a-teacher competition before the pep fest. Above is Erik Hermanson.
Hailey Plonsky wraps Kyle Atherton.
The royalty in guess-the-answer competition
Fifth grader Kylie Wobbrock
More elementary students
Homecoming king Henry Strobel, second-grade attendant Kole Freier, queen Sarena Remiger and second-grade attendant Ava Pick.
The homecoming court: Nathan Schmoll, Amelia Tauer, Tanyon Hoheisel, Harley Connor and Caitlyn McCarthy.
Seventh graders road in the back of a pickup truck. With the sign is Jax Leagjeld.
Karin Miller’s kindergarten class
Katie Hollerich’s kindergarten class
Tonya Baker’s kindergarten class
Marching junior high band
First grader Destini Logan
Alec Rogers (CHS 2016) represented the CFD
Jersie Kelley and Brenna McCarthy dressed for the day.
Fifth graders. In front are Hadley Thompson and Natalie Flowers.