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It’s a parade in the borough

Burgettstown High School marks homecoming

PATRIOTIC SPIRIT — Center Stage Dance students were full of patriotic spirit during Burgettstown’s “Star-Spangled Homecoming” parade. -- Summer Wallace-Minger

BURGETTSTOWN — Burgettstown High School held its homecoming parade, with the theme “Star-Spangled Homecoming,” Saturday, traveling along Main Street from the John L. Brunner Bypass to Hill Memorial Stadium.

The junior class won the interclass float competition, and the Blue Devils lost 26-23 to the Charleroi High School Cougars.

Sidney Zelenko chose the odd-colored flower during the halftime homecoming queen crowning ceremony. Her court included Meleah Riddle, Claudia Werner, Paige Sherman, Alena Quinque and Jordan Palmer, all of whom participated in the parade.

The Marching Blue Devils were once again joined in the parade by band alumni. In addition to performing in the parade, the band alumni also participated in the halftime performance.

In addition to the homecoming court, classes and marching band and alumni, the following school groups participated in the parade: the cheerleading team, football players and the cross country team.

Those members of the community participating in the parade included: McDonald Police Department, Slovan Volunteer Fire Department, Washington County District Attorney Eugene Vittone, Smith Township Police Department, 18th District Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., Luanne’s School of Dance, Burgettstown Community Library, Osiris Shrine Tin Lizzie Patrol, Burgettstown Lions football and cheerleading, Greater Burgettstown Area Senior Center, Ohio Valley Jeep Alliance, Hanover Volunteer Fire Department, Iron City Guard, Center Stage Dance, Burgettstown Area Youth Soccer Association, Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi, Jefferson Township Volunteer Fire Department, Express Your Talent Dance and Performing Arts School, Upwards Basketball, Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughan, Casey Sisters Dance, Sunni Bell Stables, Haunted School of Terror, Boy Scout Troop 1396, Tri-State Power Sports and the Burgettstown Volunteer Fire Co.

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