After kicking off the weekend with a spirited pep rally, Elwood-John H. Glenn High School students and the greater Elwood community came together on Saturday morning, Oct. 21, for homecoming festivities. This year, parade floats were video game themed, and each class designed their own floats. The freshmen class showcased Angry Birds, the sophomores chose Yoshi, the juniors were Poké-masters, and the senior class depicted an old-school Pac-Man machine, complete with suspended ghosts.
Homecoming king and queen Brandon Schindlar and Jazmine Bush led the parade in a convertible, waving regally to the people lining the streets. Organizations from the community, including the Girl and Boy Scouts, participated with the high school cheerleaders and marching band, as well as the middle school band and kickline. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Bossert, along with Board of Education members, administrators and district staff, also participated in the spirited parade.
At the football game against Amityville, the team burst onto the field to thunderous applause from the packed stands, while the cheerleaders provided added spirit for the players and crowd. During halftime, the marching band and the kickline performed popular songs that had the crowd dancing in their seats.
The exciting game ended with the Knights defeating Amityville with a score of 41-13.