HoCo pep rally, parade well attended


Mrs. Kelley

The football team won the prize for best float. Head Coach Kurt Altig talks to the pep rally crowd about this year’s football team.

Madison Stewart, Staff Writer

 North Platte High School held its second annual homecoming parade, followed by the pep rally on Wednesday, Sept. 14. 

The event was hosted by Booster Club President Abbie Pack. This was started so the community and the school can have a chance to come together to celebrate the active students of NPHS. 

There were a total of 38 floats that had been created for this parade. A total of 13 cases of candy was bought for the sports and activities. 

The floats had competed against each other for best float. Head Coach Kurt Altig and his football float won the contest and received a professional-wrestling-style belt as a prize. 

“It was the first time I had won a belt,” Altig said, “I wore it all day the next day.” 

During the parade, there was a mascot dance-off, and NPHS’ very own Bulldog, Bruiser, took the title. 

“We estimate between the Parade and Pep Rally around 1,500-2,000 came downtown to support the Dawgs,” Pack said. 

Unlike years prior, the homecoming king and queen were crowned at the pep rally, instead of at the football game. 

“The crowning fit in perfectly with the Pep Rally and it was fun to be able to add it to that event,” Pack said. 

NPHS cheerleaders from left Caitlin Johnson, Aubrie Charter, Avery Bergeron and Ashlyn Hayes walk in the Homecoming Pep Rally on Sept. 14. (Mrs. Kelley)
Jackson Polk, Eli Kempke, Carter Kelley ride the NPHS boys’ basketball float at the Homecoming Pep Rally on Sept. 14. (Mrs. Kelley)