The Day of Fairytales

It’s the time of the year to go buy sparkling dresses, sharp suits and a classy tie. The week is filled with crazy outfits and school spirit; all culminating in the Homecoming dance. Before the song slows down, the Homecoming parade needs to get the spirit going.

With over 25 floats and groups marching and performing their way through the streets, this years parade is going to be one of the largest in the past few years. All the classes are gunning for the title of “Best Float” and this year the seniors aren’t going to take no for an answer.

“What you should expect? A first place victory stemming partly, the fact the seniors have gotten 2nd place since we were freshman,” senior Ben Johnson said. “All I can say is that you may end up in Neverland by the time our float passes.”

The parade theme,  “Once Upon a Time” and the Homecoming Dance theme “Royal Romance a Night in London”  is incorporated in the senior float. The seniors are hoping the extra details will give them the extra points to win.

“Some of the seniors are gonna be sporting some stylish costumes,” Johnson said. “People might be overwhelmed with the Britishness of our float because Tom Green is creating the centerpiece.”

But the seniors won’t be the only class bursting with school spirit.

“Well it’s been a bummer because our previous year we had finished the float, but didn’t get to show it off due to the weather,” junior class president Nate Jones said. “This year, we are ready.”

The juniors are also looking to incorporate both the parade and Homecoming themes. When asked if Jones could share anything else about the float, he replied with,

“No! You’re just going to have to wait and see!”

The juniors are keeping the details a secret, but sophomore class president Harry Green’s intentions for this year’s float are clear.

“Hopefully success and for all of us to have a lot of fun,” Green said “we just really want to get the crowd excited for Homecoming.”.

The sophomores haven’t given a lot of information about how their float will appear be this year. Even if the sophomore’s don’t live victorious, they, along with the other classes, will be sure to take down the freshman.

“I think that the float will help upperclassman get a better understanding of the freshman class and help the school have a clearer view of us,” freshman class president Will Gross said. “This float will show our cooperation skills and how we can be very helpful and useful if we put our mind to whatever we are working on. I do want everybody to keep in mind that we are still freshman and are still getting the hang of all the school traditions but I think everyone should expect good things.”

Having the parade during a school day will be a big change, but should only affect how many people will show to see the parade. One thing is for sure, the NW Cougar spirit will be on display for tomorrow’s parade, all leading up to Saturday night’s dance and the rest of the 2014-2015 school year.


By: Grace Roeder and Josh Sherfy