AHS Homecoming assembly canceled due to COVID-19

Published 7:12 pm Monday, September 28, 2020

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Another thing added to the list of things COVID-19 will take away this year’s annual Andalusia High School Homecoming assembly.

During the assembly each year, the people whose year is celebrating homecoming are usually entertained by a skit held by the students. This year, that will not be the case, but the school will still have the annual parade, football game and Homecoming court presentation before the game.

“We just can’t put that number of people in the auditorium because of COVID-19,” AHS principal Daniel Shakespeare said. “I felt like we could get away with letting the kids get together and still build the floats for the homecoming parade but after thinking about it and having a meeting with a number of teachers, we just felt like under these circumstances, we didn’t need to have the homecoming assembly. It is my sole duty to protect the safety of our students.”

The parade is scheduled for 2 p.m., on Friday. The homecoming court presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., before the football game at 7 p.m., in the stadium.

The classes being honored this year are the classes of 2011, 2001, 1991, 1981, 1971, 1961 and etc.