Mount Dora High School Homecoming Parade Brings Spirit to Community 

Hurricane pride should never be underestimated when it comes to the student body and faculty of Mount Dora High.

The Spirit Parade was one of the many ways that the ‘Canes like to give back to the community for all that they have provided. Not only do the local companies provide Mount Dora High with the finances they need to support the high school athletic teams, but they do it willingly and out of the generosity of their heart.

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The yearbook staff at Mount Dora High had an unforgettable experience as they had the opportunity to walk the parade and see the community continuously support the local Hurricanes. The Spirit Parade also gave the young journalists a chance to improve their interviewing and reporting skills as they begin their journey into communications and public relations.

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Giving back to the community has never felt like a chore to the Hurricanes, but a joyous activity.  All the athletic teams and clubs huddled together on floats and in lines as they showed their Hurricane pride by passing out candy to all of the local companies and the community covered from head to toe in orange and white.

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The parade kicked off the excitement for the homecoming game. As the banners of the local companies who generously donate to Mount Dora High are draped over the football field as a reminder for everything the city of Mount Dora has done for their Hurricanes.

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Winning the homecoming game was the icing on the cake for the Hurricanes. Jared Brown made the winning field-goal kick against the Villages Buffaloes, taking the win for the Mount Dora Hurricanes and the locals.

By Nicole Neverett
Photos by Hannah Smith

Nicole Neverett and Hannah Smith are Mount Dora High students who are on the yearbook staff and take journalism classes from Coach Treecee Hargroves. Thanks to Ms. Hargroves for bringing her students’ work to the Mount Dora Citizen.