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PHS Homecoming is Saturday, Oct. 15

The Perryville High School Alumni Association will host the annual PHS Homecoming Parade at 10 am Saturday, October 15, 2022.

 Anniversary classes and other parade participants are asked to line up at Perryville City Park beginning at 9 am, and the parade will leave City Park at 10 am. 

Alumni classes should look for their class marker located on the right side of the road inside the park (every 5 years is marked, other classes park between anniversary classes); no registration is necessary. 

All community parade participants should gather in the tennis court parking lot with walking units at the front and vehicles at the rear; no registration is necessary. 

No political, drug/alcohol, entries are allowed in the parade, and all imagery must be in good taste and in compliance with the PHS dress code guidelines. There will be no cash prizes for homecoming floats; there have been too few float entries in recent years to continue the awards.

The 2022 Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals are Perry County Veterans, selected by the Alumni Association in recognition of their devotion to their community and country. Eric Buchheit, president of the association, said that veterans exemplify what it means to be a Pirate. “The updated Belief Statement for District 32 speaks of valuing our rich traditions, achieving excellence through collaboration, and that our district should set the standard for excellence, inclusivity, diversity and positive culture so everyone can reach their full potential. That’s our veterans – they set the standard of excellence in these things for our community and our nation. We considered choosing a single veteran to represent this idea but soon decided to invite all of our vets to be our Grand Marshals.”

 Veterans are asked to park at Perryville Elementary School to board the Grand Marshal parade wagons between 8:45 and 9:15 am, when the wagons will go to City Park. After the parade, the wagons will return to the PES parking lot. The Old Senior High will be open from 10 am to 1 pm for our Grand Marshals and visitors to socialize, with light refreshments available. There is no formal program. The PHS Alumni Association will hold a brief business meeting at 12:30 pm in Room 106.  

The PHS Student Council has set this year’s PHS Homecoming theme as “Life Is Like A Movie.” The PHS Homecoming Court includes senior candidates Alyssa King and Ben Hotop, Kennadie Schamburg and Devon Seabaugh, and Tegan Bishop and Davin Wheeler; junior representatives Macy Rayburn and Rilaynd Graham; sophomores Jewel Riney and Devin Clifton; and freshmen Reese Behrle and Waylon Huber.

 The Pirates, under the direction of Coach Brent Roth, will host the Herculaneum Blackcats for the Homecoming Football Game at 1 pm. The PHS Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned at halftime, and the PHS Marching Band will perform their field show. The current forecast is perfect for a parade and football, with a high of 72 and mostly sunny.

 The Alumni Association is in need of funding to continue its programs including scholarships for graduating PHS seniors, grants for campus projects and to create an interactive alumni website. You can help your Alumni Association serve our 10,000 alumni and our future Pirate alumni by renewing your membership or purchasing a paver in Pirate Plaza at You can also download and print order forms to return with payment by mail to PHS Alumni Association at PO Box 455, Perryville, MO 63775.