Community Celebrates Homecoming 2016


On Saturday, Oct. 29, the community showed their Elwood pride during the districts exciting homecoming parade and football game. Each grade level from Elwood-John H. Glenn High School created a float based on a children’s book for the parade. Organizations also participated in the big event. These included the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, who marched along the streets with the cheerleaders and the marching band.

Administrators, teachers and Board members joined in the fun, including Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Bossert, by walking in the parade and waving to onlookers as they passed.

Before the football game began against Bishop McGann-Mercy High School, residents enjoyed an array of delicious food including pizza and burgers. Attention was called to the field where the senior football players and cheerleaders participated in a special Senior Day ceremony with their parents. Each senior was announced with their parents as they walked across the track.

The bleachers were filled with students, teachers and families as the football game went underway. During halftime, the marching band and kickline entertained the crowd with an array of popular songs. The cheerleaders performed a spirited routine and Principal Carisa Burzynski took to the field to announce the winners of the homecoming floats. The freshmen class took first place with their creative “Very Hungry Caterpillar” float, followed by the sophomores with their Dr. Seuss inspired “Lorax” float.

Burzynski also welcomed the homecoming nominees to the field and announced the Homecoming King and Queen. The anticipation was in the air as Brett McNiff was crowned King and Julia Rinaldi was crowned Queen.

The game ended in an exciting win for the John Glenn Knights with a final score of 32-3.

Thank you to all those who came out for this wonderful day!