Raiders to swarm Rockingham

Kevin Spradlin Richmond County Daily Journal

October 17, 2013

Richmond Senior High School students and staff cap off their annual homecoming festivities with a pep rally in the morning, a parade in the afternoon and a football game tonight.

Raiders Nation has celebrated with Spirit Week since Monday as members of the campus community donned classic, tacky or other crazy clothing. Today is Green and Gold Day at Richmond Senior.

A pep rally is set to begin at 9:45 a.m. at the high school.

There will be an early dismissal for students, but many of them won’t be going home. That’s because 50 units are slated to participate in the annual Richmond Senior High School Homecoming Parade. Participants will begin lining up on East Washington Street at First United Methodist Church.

The parade route, slightly less than a quarter-mile long, travels along East Washington Street to Harrington Square. More than four dozen units are scheduled to participate in the parade, including the school’s color guard and Junior R.O.T.C. Richmond County Sheriff James Clemmons Jr. is this year’s grand marshal.

Twenty-seven members of the Homecoming Court will be featured in the parade, which will include Mr. and Miss School Spirit and the Rockingham Fire Department.

At Harrington Square, members of the high school’s cheerleader squad will lead a pep rally.

The Raiders football squad, which boasts a 6-1 record, caps the weeklong celebration by hosting the Purnell Swett Rams (2-5) at 7:30 p.m. at Raider Stadium.