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Not only was there a great crowd and perfect weather, there was plenty of local pride. The streets were lined with signs, ribbons, confetti, and the flash of smart phones. Everywhere you looked, people cheered.
That was the scene today during the Parade of Champions, an event organized by the Central Consolidated School District (CCSD) to honor this year's competing scholars and athletes, and their success in local and state competitions.
The floats represented many events, ranging from science fairs to state basketball tournaments.
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The Central Consolidated School District will hold a parade honoring this year's competing scholars and athletes on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Shiprock.
The parade is open to the public and starts at 10 a.m.
Our school teams in several floats will be joined by representatives from the school board and district.
The parade will begin at Shiprock High School and march to the Shiprock Chapter House.
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Update: The Lady Chieftains won the 4A finals by defeating Hope Christian 47-42.
Earlier today, Shiprock High School’s Lady Chieftains played an exciting game against Robertson High School. Shiprock won the game 61-56 in overtime and are now headed to the 4A finals.
“It was a pretty close game, but our defense was outstanding and it made the difference,” said Coach Larenson Henderson right after the game.
The Lady Chieftains will take on Hope Christian in the 2017 U.S. Bank State Basketball Championships - Class 4A - Girls tournament.
Photos courtesy of Curtis Ray Benally.