The Tigers’ 21-3 win over Vidalia on Friday night was an exciting finale to a week filled with Homecoming festivities.
One highlight of the week was the annual Homecoming parade, which was rescheduled to Friday afternoon because of a threat of bad weather on Thursday.
Prize-winning floats included the Senior Class, Best Overall; MES Pre-K for Most Artistic; Sophomore Class for Best Use of Themes; MES kindergarten for Best School Float and Azalea Health & Rehabilitation for Best Community Float.
“I want to thank all of the participants in the parade,” said committee chair Vic Fordham, “and especially all of those who worked so hard this week, including Laura Huffmaster, Heidi O’Conner, Felicia Forbes, Twila Durden, Angie Henderson, Marsha Pate, Ronnie Doolittle and Debra Dekle. We could not do this without everyone’s help.”
Homecoming was also a week for winners in various internal school competitions at Metter High. The March of Dimes contest raised $164 and was won by the sophomores, who donated $58. The juniors raised $55, the freshmen, $36 and the seniors, $15.
Using a point structure for internal school contests, the sophomores amassed the most points with 285, followed by the juniors with 217, the freshmen with 201 and the seniors with 110.
In departmental contests, it was the CTAE department that took first place with 62 points, followed by the math department with 59, the office staff with 57 and the science and English departments tied at 46.