Made in Michigan

Photo by Daisy Wilson
Freshman Curtis Antcliff drills a plastic tree onto his float.
Junior Jacob Hummel Paints a skyscraper.
Seniors Anna Thelen, Grace Buchholz. and Tanner Butler build an attachment onto their class float.
Freshman Riley Freeman spray paints a sunset onto the background.
Senior Grace Buchholz makes a mini Mackinac Bridge.
Freshman Andrew Kingsbury works with his class advisor to make his float.
Sophomore Miana Washington paints a cardboard car.

As homecoming season rolled around, students school- wide were on their toes for one of the most anticipated school contests of the year. Sept. 27, classes were challenged to plan, organize, and create a well put together float that corresponded with this year’s chosen theme: Pure Michigan.

“I think it’s pretty cool, because there’s a bunch of different options that we could have chose,” freshman Danielle Winans said.

Clases decided on different cities and attractions throughout Michigan as the focal points of their floats. The classes voted to create them based on Mackinac, Detroit, Sleeping Bear Dunes, and Tahquamenon Falls.

“We had a lot of different ideas for our theme,” junior Ava Brewer said. “But we decided to choose Detroit because it’s one of the most well known cities in Michigan.”

Students used their imaginations and creativity to construct a number of floats that were shown at the annual homecoming parade in downtown Laingsburg on Friday, Sept. 28.

“I think the most exciting part [about building the float] is seeing what started as a hay wagon, turn into a genuine piece of artwork and expression of a class pride,” senior Christopher Walker said.