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Letter to editor: S-C Homecoming huge success

October 11, 2013

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The Smith-Cotton High School fight song declares, “Sedville will shine tonight,” and true to that lyric, our community glowed with Tiger Pride during this year’s Homecoming activities. I am extremely proud to work in a community that is so supportive of this treasured annual tradition.

The crowd that turned out for the parade was overwhelming, and when it came time for kickoff of the football game between our S-C Tigers and O’Hara, the stands looked like everyone who had lined Ohio Avenue made it down to Jennie Jaynes Stadium. The packed house and excitement of the game made for a festive atmosphere.

The district offers special thanks to the Sedalia School District Foundation for its continuing support. The foundation’s tailgate party was a great success, and the pancake-and-sausage breakfast the next morning at Smith-Cotton Junior High had record attendance and featured performances by “future alumni” from across the district.

We thank all the classes who returned for their reunions and we are grateful that their Smith-Cotton experience remains a cherished memory. Congratulations to Edith and Donald Donath, the 2013 Distinguished Alumni honorees, and we would like to thank Mr. Donath for his brave and unselfish service to our country.

In closing, I’d like to extend our gratitude to everyone who played a part in this year’s Homecoming activities, from the event coordinators and participants to the spectators. We are truly fortunate to serve a community that is so supportive of our efforts.

– Bradley R. Pollitt, Superintendent, Sedalia School District 200

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