The district continued to experience growth throughout from 1970-1990 requiring more expansion, so a new middle school was constructed in 1992. Edgewood now has nearly 4,000 students in its five buildings.
“It’s a really important event,” said Edgewood High School alum Todd Kehr – class of 1983 – who came out to cheer on his son and his golf squad teammates in the parade.
Fellow Edgewood school parent Lerissa Austing agreed, saying “it’s an absolutely an amazing event for our children.”
“We are celebrating the 50th year of Edgewood so many generations are attending and being in the parade. Everyone is very excited,” said Austing, adding the annual parade “brings the community together.”
Pam Pratt, spokeswoman for Edgewood Schools, said every homecoming parade is important to the school community but this one was even more so.
“Edgewood is the centerpiece this district and we are so excited to have so many elements of all our communities here, being part of this,” said Pratt.