Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally at FairPark


Jack Baker




What Happened:  Tupelo Public School Students took to the streets of Tupelo Thursday, September 20 to show off their Golden Wave Pride. Members of the Long Blue Line Marching Band, The THS Co-Ed Cheerleaders, The Lady Wave and Golden Wave Basketball Teams marched with students from all TPSD Schools to represent their school spirit.  The Homecoming court maids rode in convertibles with their escorts to be introduced to the city. Following each grades’ maids was a large float filled with students from each grade.  After the parade, the 2018 Homecoming was introduced on the Front Porch of City Hall.

Key Players: 2018 Homecoming Court

          Freshman Maids:  Avery Anthony Escorted by Hayes Halbert , Evie Crawford Escorted by Carter Brown, Lucy Johnston
          Escorted by Cole Batton Barber, Mamie McGraw Escorted by Walker Wise,  Zipporah Nabors Escorted by Gabe Garrison

          Sophomore  Maids: Cella Hurst, Football Escort Mason Winders, Field Escort William Emmons; Campbell Kellet, Football
Escort Jake Weir, Field Escort Jack Bridges; Jena Klauser, Football Escort Tanner Goggans, Field Escort Hunter Elliot; Lilee Rose,
          Football Chase Henley, Field Escort Will Hodges; Halle Traylor, Football Escort Tylar Medcalf, Field Escort Tyson Blanch

          Junior Maids:  Nakiya Cayson, Football Escort Jaycob Horn, Field Escort Joshua Mitchell; Hadlee Kohlheim, Football Escort
          Ryan Hampton, Field Escort Milo Westmoreland; Erin Matthews, Football Escort Wayne Brown, Field Escort Coltin Milner;
          Kendall Shoemaker, Football Escort Carson Rousseau, Field Escort Maurico Smith; Chloe Walker, Football Escort Cullen
          Southward, Field Escort Kyion White

          Senior Maids: Ashlyn Anthony, Football Escort Reed Hill, Field Escort Joshua Estes; Cameron Blanchard, Football Escort Jalen
          Sparkman, Field Escort Mark Holland; Mia Boggan,Football Escort Jordan Buchanan, Field Escort Kenneth Gibbs;  Laniya
          Gilliam, Football Escort Jaquerrious Williams, Field Escort Anthony Nichols; Mary Carson Kieffer-Football Maid, Football Escort
          Jack Brister, Field Escort Weston Phipps; Katie Bell Mcgraw, Football Escort Bryant Morgan, Field Escort Phillip Oliver;

They Said It: “It was my last shot and I knew that we had to show out,” Zaria Coleman, Senior Class Officer said. “It was horribly hot until we started moving and I felt the breeze. We were lit. We thought we [might] fall because the football boys were dancing and [the float] was shaking. We were turnt!”

Up Next: The 2018 Homecoming Queen will be crowned at Half-time at the football game on Renasant Field at Golden Wave Stadium Friday, September 21.