San Benito High School held its annual Homecoming Parade on Oct. 19. The community of Hollister gathered downtown as students showed their school spirit.
The parade began at Baler Alley and kicked off with floats that included decorated cars and trucks. Sophomore students, the class of 2022, created a float with a theme inspired by the Disney movie “Moana.” The float featured a large crab named Tamatoa, which is featured in the film.
The junior class of 2021 held up posters on a float with their class color, blue. Members of the Associated Student Body held bright yellow stars as their float worked its way downtown. The San Benito High School Band and Color Guard marched and performed along the way in their uniforms.
Various SBHS clubs also took part in the parade. The Dreamers Club held up posters and flags to represent various countries. The Drama Club painted beautiful signs featuring different Broadway shows including “Hamilton,” “Wicked” and “Beetlejuice.” Three dance teams—Last Generation, Ritmo Latino and Velocity—also rode on floats and held up signs.
The annual Homecoming rally and football game followed the parade on Oct. 20, with the Homecoming Dance taking place Saturday, Oct. 21.