Kennett High School Homecoming 2018:
By Steven Hoffman
Kennett Square was bathed in the soft light of the late-afternoon sunshine as the parade to celebrate Kennett High School’s Homecoming started at shortly after 6 p.m. on Sept. 28.
With the Kennett High School Marching Band leading the way, the parade moved from the school campus to South Broad Street, and then to Mulberry Street and back down to Union Street and a return to the high school. The high school’s cheerleading squad, members of this year's Homecoming Court, floats representing each class in the school, and hundreds of youngsters from the district’s other schools packed a lot of pageantry and plenty of school pride into the 30-minute parade.
The festivities moved to the football stadium where a large and boisterous crowd turned out to watch the Kennett Blue Demons take on Great Valley.
At halftime, the Kennett High School Marching Band entertained the crowd with an energetic performance of the 2018 field show, “Espana!” Leon Spencer, the public address announcer, explained that the show pays tribute to the musical and cultural influences of Spain.
Spencer announced that the sophomore class took first place in the float competition.
Next, the members of this year’s Homecoming Court were announced as they walked to the middle of the football field. Refugio Lara and Emily Augustine were crowned the Homecoming King and Queen for 2018.
The evening concluded with the Homecoming crowd celebrating a Kennett win. The full week of Homecoming activities came to a close with a dance on Saturday night.