Johnston celebrates 55th Homecoming


Homecoming is an ongoing tradition that dates back to 1967 when the high school relocated to this building from what is now Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School.

Students have enthusiastically participated and celebrated the return of alumni to the school through our annual homecoming festivities. This year marked the 55th anniversary of these festivities. Each class participated in many different activities including Battle of the Classes, Spirit Week, Pep Rally, the Annual Float Competition, the Homecoming Parade, Alumni Breakfast, Homecoming Game, and finally the Homecoming Dance.

Saturday, Oct. 29, was the true big day for Johnston students. At the dance on Saturday night, Mr. Russo, JHS Student Council Advisor, announced the winners of these events. He began by proclaiming the winner of the Battle of the Classes, Pep Rally, and Float Competition.

Students celebrated the Pep Rally on Friday, Oct. 28. All fall sports players were organized, and classes decorated the gym for different themes. This was the prelude to the overnighters held by each class to build Johnston’s well-known, legendary floats.

The next morning, floats arrived at the high school by 8:30 a.m. The four paper flower floats that are renowned throughout the state came for all to see at the high school.

The parade then kicked off by 10 a.m. traveling throughout Johnston with many people watching ardently from the sidewalks.

This was then followed by the kickoff of the senior homecoming football game, with Johnston up against the Narragansett Mariners. Jacob Muller and Taylor Powell were also named 2022 Homecoming King & Queen during the halftime ceremony.

The night culminated with the homecoming dance, where students were able to come together as a community and celebrate the day's success.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Johnston High School Student Charles Curci serves as JHS Student Council President. The Johnston Sun Rise regularly publishes stories submitted by members of the JHS Student Council.


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