Paradise Valley school to attempt to set Homecoming attendance record

Shadow Mountain High School student government, part of Arizona’s Paradise Valley Unified School District, has announced its plans to set a record attendance during the school’s 41st Annual Homecoming Tailgate and Parade event on Oct. 23.

Themed “Circus…Under the Big Red Top,” the homecoming parade will begin at 4 p.m. at 24th and 30th streets and Shea Blvd. It will include the Shadow Mountain Marching Band, floats, banners and other festivities to help cheer on the Matadors football team as they take on Cactus Shadows High School at 7 p.m. that evening, according to a press release.

SMHS student government comprises 31 student body-elected freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors who are responsible for the event planning and execution of all school-sponsored events including homecoming, four pep rallies, various food drives and charity events, an annual student talent show and the school’s highly-anticipated Junior/Senior Prom held in May.

“The students of STUGO have worked day and night these past six months to put on a homecoming event that will be unprecedented. We anticipate a turnout that will set a record for Shadow Mountain,” stated Allison Hamila, student government sponsor and English teacher at Shadow Mountain High School, in the release. “It’s important to attend events such as these to support not only the Paradise Valley community, but also these dedicated students who, in their free time, take part in extracurricular initiatives to support their school and their peers.”

Following the parade beginning at 5 p.m. will be an exclusive homecoming tailgate celebration put on by the STUGO group at the school’s newly built outdoor grass amphitheater.

The tailgate will also include games and other festivities for the kids and adults alike, all perfectly-themed to make patrons feel like they’ve, “joined the Circus.”

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