Members of the Smith-Cotton JROTC are positioned to carry the American Flag to lead the 2015 S-C Homecoming Parade in downtown Sedalia Friday afternoon.
JROTC members Bryce Wolfe, a junior, and sophomore David Martinez take a break prior to the start of the parade. There are 220 members in the JROTC program this year under the command of Lt. Col. Harry Cunningham and Com. Sgt. Maj. Randall Woods.
Members of the S-C cheerleaders pump up the crowd at the beginning of the homecoming parade. The squad was using pink pom-poms to recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Members of the S-C Marching Tigers prepare to play the school’s fight song. The band was part of the halftime show at Homecoming.
Dalton Zaremba, left, and Caleb Reed, members of the S-C football team, throw candy along the parade route on Seventh Street while riding a Sedalia Fire Department ladder truck. As seniors, this will be their last parade as students of S-C.
With the theme of Anchors Aweigh, the class of 2018’s float embodies the spirit of the week.
Several S-C alumni took part in the parade riding on various floats. The classes will be recognized Saturday morning at the Distinguished Alumni Presentation at 11:30 a.m. at the Heckart Center for the Performing Arts at Smith-Cotton. MU Men’s Head Basketball Coach Kim Anderson was chosen as the 2015 Distinguished Alumni.
Parkview Elementary students Elijah Washington, left, his sister Aaliyah Washington, and Eian Shoemaker yell their support for the Tigers during the Homecoming parade. Many of the elementary schools as well as civic organizations rode floats to show their tiger pride.
Freshman Nate McFail, wearing his Viking hat, walks away at the conclusion of the parade. The undefeated Tigers were set to play Clinton at 7 p.m. Friday night in the first homecoming game to be played at Tiger Stadium at the Jennie Jaynes Activity Complex.