Homecoming Parade a Great Everett Tradition That Should Continue

Anyone who has ever participated in or viewed the Everett Homecoming Parade or attended the Homecoming Football Game understands what an incredible event it is for the entire city.

We can say without dispute that Everett’s Homecoming Day is one of the most anticipated events on the city’s calendar. The annual pre-parade breakfast (whose proceeds go toward a scholarship fund) and the “Homecoming Hustle” road race (which is generously sponsored by Schnitzer Northeast and supports a breast cancer organization at the high school) also make this day so special for Everett residents and Everett High School alumni.

We believe that Everett’s Homecoming Parade is, in fact, the best event of its kind among all Massachusetts cities and towns. It is a day when the city comes together as one to celebrate the pride we all have in our city and watch a football game featuring our incomparable Everett High team against a formidable opponent. Last year’s Homecoming Game in which Everett defeated Xaverian on its way to ultimately winning the Division 1 state championship packed Everett Memorial Stadium and was truly a highlight in another memorable season.

Supt. Frederick Foresteire has worked hard to make Homecoming Day the amazing spectacle that it has been for several years. The Homecoming Parade is another demonstration of Mr. Foresteire’s exceptional leadership of our school system and stands majestically as a first-class production that matches the overall excellence of the academic, extracurricular and athletic programs at the high school.

We have heard rumblings in the city that the Homecoming Parade might not be held this year and we hope that those rumors are simply that, and that this superb tradition will continue for years to come.

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