Birmingham Seaholm High School and will mark its 90th anniversary this week with a series of special events geared toward bringing current students and alumni together. That includes a parade and pep rally that also kicks off this weekend's homecoming schedule starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17.
The event is open to the entire community. Participants will gather at 5 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, at 1669 W. Maple Rd. Here are some fun facts about the event:
There are 25 different Seaholm High School groups marching, including students from each of the four current classes (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017); the Seaholm marching band, football team, cheer and dance teams, robotics team, choir and student store.
Inside the Bloomfield Village Fire Engine will be Geoff Hockman, Seaholm class of 1987, and his daughters from future Seaholm classes of 2018-2020, and 2022. Hockman served as class president, received the Marc Joslyn Award, and was voted Prom King along with his twin sister as Prom Queen.
What's the Route?
The Parade will start at the First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, and participants will march south on Pleasant Street, west on Lincoln Street, and into the Seaholm parking lot off of Lincoln. An old-fashioned homecoming pep rally is planned at Maple Field at 6:45 p.m.
A group of retired Seaholm High School teachers are planning to march in the parade.
The youngest group marching is from the Seaholm High School class of 2024, current 2nd grade Brownies.