Homecoming tradition revived
by Emanuel County Live | October 30, 2008 12:00 am
For many years at Swainsboro High School, the Future Business Leaders of America sold homecoming mums and boutonnieres. The tradition started sometime in the early 1970s when Nina Herrington was a teacher and FBLA adviser in the business department at SHS. The tradition was carried on throughout the eighties and nineties while Sara Jones and Judy Williams were FBLA advisers. The tradition faded and the last year that FBLA sold homecoming mums and boutonnieres was in 1997. This year however; FBLA brought the tradition back.
Many FBLA members participated in putting the mums and boutonnieres together, and selling, organizing, tagging, and delivering them. Students took orders, collected monies, created tags, tied tags to the flowers, separated the flowers by school and teacher, and ultimately delivered the flowers.
For the first year back after an 11 year absence, the fundraising project was a success. FBLA advisers Cherie Hooks, Cathy Andrews and Stefanie Mason feel that each year will bring more success, more participation and more TIGER spirit!