Methacton Celebrates Homecoming 2015 and the Culmination of the High School Fields Project
Hundreds of families came out to celebrate Methacton Pride in October! Students from each of Methacton's schools walked in the school's first-ever homecoming parade in the morning, marching from Eagleville Elementary School to the Methacton High School campus. Later on, younger students took part in activities led by Methacton High School students on the new synthetic turf auxiliary field, allowing them to see and experience the new facility up close and personal.Members of the Board of School Directors, Methacton administration, students, families, and community members then gathered for a ceremonial ribbon cutting, celebrating the completion of the high school's fields improvement project. Methacton Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Zerbe spoke with enthusiasm as he marked the historic nature of the day's events.Andrew Smith, son of the late Larry Smith, who served as Honorary Chair of the Warrior Pride Capital Campaign, spoke on behalf of the Smith and Rieger families, joining the district, the Board and the community in a sense of pride for completing the facilities that are so long overdue for the benefit of the students.Methacton High School students Sarah Sterchak and Andrew Benci spoke on behalf of the student body, eloquently explaining how these new facilities will change the student experience. Sterchak also encouraged the community to continue to take part in this renewed sense of school pride, " I would like to challenge each and every one of you to come out to a game to see what this means to the programs at Methacton, to feel the impact it has on our school and the pride we take in it," Sterchak said.School Board President S. Christian Nascimento then closed the remarks with thanks for all the business leaders, groups, and community leaders who helped to make this fantastic project a reality. Dr. Zerbe then invited Principal Judith Gallagher-Landis to join him at the podium, as he presented her with keys to the stadium and auxiliary field, as well as scissors for her to use in cutting the ribbon. The group then joined the entire Board in cutting the ribbon to celebratory applause. The day's celebration was rounded out with the Warriors homecoming football game, and the dance later that evening.The administration looks forward to making the parade and field activities an annual tradition, and thanks all those who came out to celebrate!