Homecoming parade held

Published 11:01 am Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Randolph-Henry High School Homecoming parade was held Friday afternoon on LeGrande Avenue in Charlotte Court House.

As the school day came to a close, students and spectators lined the streets to participate in the annual event.

The Randolph-Henry High School Marching Statesmen filled the street with music during Friday’s homecoming parade.

This years results included winners in several categories, including float, walking, decorated vehicle and Fire & Rescue.

The results were as follows in the float category, Bacon District Elementary, first place; Randolph-Henry Sophomore Class, second place and Phenix Elementary, third place. Walking, Patriot Flag Cheerleaders, first place; Randolph-Henry High School Cheerleaders, second place and Patriot Cheerleaders Minors, third place. Decorated vehicle, Miss Randolph Henry Lillian Jubb, first place; Randolph-Henry High School Junior Class, second place and Miss Junior Charlotte County Makayla Seamster, third place. Fire and Rescue, Bacon District Fire Department, first place; Drakes Branch Fire Department (entry #36), second place and Drakes Branch Fire Department (entry #37), third place.

Randolph-Henry High School (R-HHS) paraprofessional and bus driver Wallace Stokes was named Grand Marshal of the 2018 homecoming parade.

Stokes received the honor of leading the parade and receiving a certificate for his accomplishment.

Stokes was also previously named the winner of the 2018 Varsity Brands School Spirit Award in the staff member category.

According to previous information from the school, Stokes traveled to Orlando, Florida to attend an awards show at Walt Disney World May 12.

“It was wonderful, I enjoyed myself,” said Stokes at that time.

He said it was important to always put the children first.

“These awards honor the very best of America’s high schools by recognizing outstanding schools, organizations and individuals that go above and beyond to build school pride, student engagement and community spirit,” said information from Varsity Brands.

Stokes has worked at R-HHS for 18 years and according to nomination information, he is the go-to person for all students, staff and administration.

After the parade, the Randolph-Henry Statesmen were scheduled to take the field against the Amelia Raiders at 7 p.m., however the game has been rescheduled for Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

“The lights at the football field would not work due to a significant electrical failure,” said Superintendent of Charlotte County Schools Dr. Nancy Leonard.

The homecoming ceremony will be held at this time to recognize the Homecoming Court and crown the King and Queen. Admission will be free.