Homecoming 2018: Parade marches through New Market


Natalie Rebetsky

Freshman prince and princess Daniel Etherton and Lindsey Bruscia ride in style with FCPS bus drive Jeff Maley and his red car.

by Jason Byrd, Sports Editor

On September 29, Linganore held their annual homecoming parade, featuring floats from each class, homecoming royalty, the marching band, and more.

The GSA marched with a banner representing their club. They handed out lollipops to onlookers. A few members such as Shelby Tlacik, Colleen Avila, and Jillian Kolesar wore rainbow clothing to match their banner’s theme. The club’s advisor, Ms. Jessica Baker, also marched with the group.

The poms and junior poms (including community members in LOUYAA) cheered and showed school spirit as they walked up Main Street.

The Color Guard performed with flags featuring pictures of the Statue of Liberty which represent the marching band show this year entitled New York City.

The Linganore High School Alumni Association also made an appearance by “precision drilling” on lawn mowers with a banner above each that had the year they graduated.

The Class of 2020 float, made by Taylor Ferguson, Meghan Mong-Kerwin, Matt Schiller, Katie Brengel, and Allie Sible, and the Class of 2021 float, made by Matilda Geffen, Valerie McNeil, Jake Orlando, Morgan Miller, Lindsey Green, and Diana Bryan, tied for first place for the Best Float award. The Class of 2021 float had bright and colorful flowers and lettering that really stood out. The Class of 2020 had red circular paper plates hanging all around their float. They also had posters that had Class of 2020 written.

“Our float took a while to make. We based it off of a 60’s and 70’s theme. Linganore was established in the 60’s so we wanted to represent what their style was and honor them in a way,” said sophomore Morgan Miller.

Another highlight was the Class of 2022’s float, made by Jodi Goins, which proudly displayed a pun of the popular Taylor Swift song “22.” A poster on their float read, “I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22.”

The Class of 2019 royalty (including Lily Weaver, Caroline Etherton, Shay Arneson, and Amanda Drake) finished the parade by riding in a bright red truck down main street.