Fans celebrate homecoming

Published 3:46 pm Monday, October 16, 2006

By By Lisa Tindell – news writer
A sea of red and white could be seen across the T.R. Miller campus on Friday as homecoming activities were held throughout the morning.
An alumni reception was one event held at the school complete with refreshments and hearty slaps on the back and even a few hugs.
Members from the class of 1946, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991 and 1996 were recognized during the daylong events.
Following the reception, a school-wide pep rally was held in the gym with plenty of drums, pom-poms, laughter and excitement.
Musical selections were provided by the band as the cheerleaders danced and performed special routines for students, faculty and guests.
Also during the pep-rally, Ted Jennings represented the quarterback club in presenting Coach Jamie Riggs with a special plaque commemorating his 200th win as coach at T.R. Miller. The win came at the end of the contest against Monroe County recently.
Downtown Brewton was teeming with parade-goers dressed in red and white in preparation for the arrival of floats prepared by the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes at the school. Class floats were also among the floats in the parade as they celebrated their reunion years.
T.R. Miller's homecoming queen, Bianca Campbell, along with her attendants were also present for the parade festivities. Those attending Queen Campbell were Janel McCorvey and Maria Ramos, freshmen; Danielle Little and Ashley Williams, sophomores; Nikki Chambers and Katura Lewis, juniors; and Kendell Smith and Shandreka Foster, seniors.
The school mascot as well as Sparky the Firedog also made appearances at the parade.
The homecoming festivities continued during the evening with pre-game activities including the presentation of the Queen and her court and the official crowning of Queen Campbell. Alumni classes were also recognized prior to kick-off.
Students of T.R. Miller and their dates finished out the homecoming events with a dance at the Brewton Civic Center.
Alumni groups finished their activities for the special celebration with picnics and other outings for group members on Saturday as well.